League Cup: Swansea City vs Manchester United preview

Ruben Hill
October 24, 2017

Swansea midfielder Roque Mesa will start Tuesday's Carabao Cup fourth-round tie at home to holders Manchester United.

Interestingly, Swansea City beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 at Liberty Stadium ten days ago, but Manchester United lost 2-1 to the Terriers during the weekend.

After playing four consecutive Premier League activities, #Swansea City will take a break from the excruciating league as the Swans host #Manchester United in Carabao Cup at Liberty Stadium.

Swansea boss Clement revealed at his pre-match press conference that Renato Sanches would miss out with a thigh problem, while the 45-year-old is expected to rest the likes of Lukasz Fabianski, Federico Fernandez, Tom Carroll and Tammy Abraham.

Manchester United now turn their attention to the EFL Cup and a meeting with Swansea, although Mourinho is likely to heavily rotate his squad for the fixture. He will however be without a number of key players, come Tuesday night, United could be missing up to seven first-team stars. It would be fair to say that the League Cup is not high on the club's list of priorities this season, but it does provide the chance to lift major silverware in February.

Blind should return to the starting XI to play in the defense in front of Argentine goalie Sergio Romero, who will probably replace De Gea.

As for United's absentees, the Red's will be without Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Michael Carrick, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo.

Coupled with the fact that Swansea have only managed to pick up one win at home all season, we fancy that Jose Mourinho's side will be looking to make a statement to their cross-town rivals and see their way through to the quarterfinals.

These two teams have already met at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League this term, and it was United that recorded an impressive 4-0 victory back in August.

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