One big relief for Manchester United after a turbulent year will be the fact that they have no new injuries at the beginning of the New Year and will field a similar starting XI against Swansea to the one that played against Chelsea FC in their last game. .
After a huge injury setback saw several members of the Manchester United squad like Chris Smalling, Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney miss out on a few crucial matches, the situation seems relatively stable now, as Louis van Gaal will probably field the same starting XI that impressed against Chelsea, albeit in a goalless draw.
Memphis Depay will again start on the bench as the Dutch youngster continues to disappoint and not make any sort of impact on the game when he comes on. Depay will once again start on the bench as he underwhelms for Manchester United, which means that Wayne Rooney, who has not struck a good vein of form this season, will once again start in the central striker’s position as Anthony Martial takes up the left flank instead of Depay.
For Swansea City, it’s all good news as Ki Sung-Yueng, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Ayew will probably be starting the match, the trio were regulars when Swansea were playing well back at the beginning of the season and all participated the last time these two teams faced each other, a 2-1 win for Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea will also see the return of midfielder Wayne Routledge and center back Frederico Fernandez, though the former could start off on the bench.