Manchester United will look to make it two wins from two in the Premier League when they travel to Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho's side kicked off their league campaign in style last week, convincingly beating West Ham 4-0 at Old Trafford. A Romelu Lukaku double, as well as goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, ensured that the Red Devils secured maximum points against the Hammers and they will be determined to continue their impressive start at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea, meanwhile, escaped relegation last season, thanks, in no small part, to the intervention of Paul Clement and the English coach guided his side to an away draw in their opener against Southampton.
However, he is faced with a much sterner task this weekend as United come to town.
|Game||Swansea vs Manchester United|
|Date||Saturday, August 19|
|Time||12:30 BST / 07:30 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Premier League and via online stream using Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go|
In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on NBCSN, as well as being available to stream online using the NBC Sports app.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN||NBC Sports app|
SQUAD & TEAM NEWS
|Position||Manchester United players|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Romero|
|Defenders||Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Rojo, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Valencia|
|Midfielders||Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Carrick, Young, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Fellaini, Matic, Pereira|
|Forwards||Lukaku, Martial, Rashford, Wilson|
Manchester United will be without the services of Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young, who are all long-term absentees, with Shaw closest to making a comeback.
Victor Lindelof did not feature in last week's win over West Ham, but the Swedish defender could be in a better position to play this week, so he should at least take up a place on the bench.
Potential starting XI: De Gea; Bailly, Jones, Blind, Valencia; Matic, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan; Rashford, Lukaku.
|Goalkeepers||Fabianski, Nordvelt, Mulder, Birighetti|
|Defenders||van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Rangel, Naughton, Bartley, Fernandez, Kingsley|
|Midfielders||Ki, Britton, Fer, Dyer, Carroll, Routledge, Narsingh, Montero, Grimes, Mesa, Fulton|
|Forwards||Llorente, Abraham, Ayew, McBurnie|
Swansea's top scorer last season, Fernando Llorente is still unavailable as he recovers from a freak arm injury, while Sung-Yeung Ki and Nathan Dyer also remain sidelined.
Gylfi Sigurdsson will not feature, having moved to Everton for a record £45 million, but new signing from Las Palmas Roque Mesa could make his Premier League debut.
Potential starting XI: Fabianski; Naughton, Olsson, Fernandez, Mawson; Carroll, Britton, Fer; Routledge, Ayew, Abraham.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
Manchester United are 4/11 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Swansea priced at 9/1 to beat the Red Devils. A draw is considered a 15/4 bet.
Romelu Lukaku is rated at 12/5 to open the scoring on Saturday with Marcus Rashford following at 15/4. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Antony Martial are both priced at 9/2. Tammy Abraham, meanwhile, is an 11/1 bet to score first.
Manchester United issued an emphatic statement of intent in their opening-day triumph over West Ham last Sunday and Mourinho will demand more of the same against Swansea as the Red Devils strive to rectify last season's inability to turn draws into wins.
United drew 15 league games in 2016-17 and struggled to score goals, but the addition of Lukaku is already having a stirring effect in that regard. The Belgium international scored twice on his Premier League debut for the club and has forged a formidable partnership with the likes of Mkhitaryan and Rashford.
Pogba also got on the scoresheet on the opening weekend and the former Juventus midfielder has been afforded a greater degree of freedom going forward thanks to the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea. With just a few small tweaks, Mourinho has totally altered the dynamics of his team, who appear much more fearsome than last year's edition.
Rival teams such as Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal all picked up wins on the opening weekend, so a win over Swansea will be crucial if Mourinho's men are to keep up with the pack and continue laying the foundation for a credible title charge.