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19 August 2017

Swansea vs Manchester United: What time does Premier League match kick off and what TV channel will it be on?

MANCHESTER UNITED will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League when they travel to take on Swansea in Saturday’s early kick-off.

And there is already some contrasting fortunes between the two sides.

Oliver McBurnie and Kyle Bartley applaud fans after they drew their opener against Southampton
Oliver McBurnie and Kyle Bartley applaud fans after they drew their opener against Southampton
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While United whacked in four goals in their opener against West Ham, Swansea were toothless in drawing 0-0 at Southampton.

Jose Mourinho is starting to put his mark on the United squad and will be expecting them to mount a serious title challenge.

For Swansea their aims this season will be somewhat different – to ensure they are not dragged into a relegation scrap.

Here’s all you need to know about the big game.

When is Swansea vs Manchester United?

Swansea will host Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, August 19.

It is a 12.30pm kick off.

But for Manchester United it was contrasting fortunes as Romelu Lukaku banged a brace on Premier League debut
But for Manchester United it was contrasting fortunes as Romelu Lukaku banged a brace on Premier League debut
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What TV channel is Swansea vs Manchester United?

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event.

The coverage starts at 11.30am, with the kick-off being 12.30pm.

There will be highlights from the clash on BBC One’s Match Of The Day, the program starts at 10.25pm on Saturday night.

Jose Mourinho will have been pleased to get off to a winning start, and in some style too
Jose Mourinho will have been pleased to get off to a winning start, and in some style too
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By Danny Higginbotham, THE ANALYST

YES, Romelu Lukaku is going to score bags of goals. But because of him, so will Paul Pogba – starting with the trip to Swansea.

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As my graphic shows, all of a sudden the space between the opposition defence and midfield gets bigger.

And I fully expect to see the likes of Pogba exploiting the extra room and scoring from outside the box, like he did against West Ham.

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Team News

Swansea Predicted Line-up:

FABIANSKI, NAUGHTON, FERNÁNDEZ, MAWSON, OLSSON, BRITTON, FER, CARROLL, ROUTLEDGE, JORDAN AYEW, ABRAHAM

Out: Dyer, Ki, Llorente

Manchester United Predicted Line-up:

DE GEA, JONES, BAILLY, DARMIAN, VALENCIA, HERRERA, MATIC, POGBA, RASHFORD, MKHITARYAN, LUKAKU

Out: Rojo, Shaw, Young


Fact Me

  • The Swans have never kept a clean sheet against Manchester United in the Premier League in 12 contests.
    The last Swans goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet versus the Red Devils was Dai Davies in December 1982.
  • Manchester United have won two of their last three Premier League meetings with Swansea (D1), this after losing the previous three all by a 2-1 scoreline.
  • Swansea attempted just four shots in their opening matchday game away at Southampton, without any of them finding the target – both league-lows on MD1.
  • The Swans are now unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches (W4 D2 L0) – this is their longest unbeaten run in the competition since a run of seven games between December 2012 and January 2013.
  • The Welsh club have lost only one of their last eight Premier League home matches (W6 D1 L1) and in their only defeat in this run, they were leading until the 88th minute (1-3 vs Tottenham).
  • Manchester United have only won two points (W0 D2 L2) and scored one goal in their last four Premier League matches away from Old Trafford.
  • Manchester United have kept more clean sheets in 2017 than any other Premier League team (12).
  • Last weekend, Romelu Lukaku became the fourth Man Utd player to score a brace on his Premier League debut (also Van Nistelrooy, Wilson, Rashford). Indeed, the Belgian striker is also looking to become the fifth player to net in his first two PL apps for Man Utd (also Ibrahimovic, Martial, Macheda, Saha).
  • Anthony Martial came off the bench to great effect on MD1 becoming the first Man Utd player to score and assist a Premier league goal as a substitute since Nani versus Liverpool in March 2008.
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson has been directly involved in six goals in his last six Premier League games against
  • Manchester United (three goals, three assists) but looks likely to miss this game for the Swans.

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