Talking Points: 3 Things We Learned From Manchester United 2-0 Swansea

So there we have it – Manchester United have proved that they are able to win games at Old Trafford. David Moyes’ side picked up a 2-0 win over Swansea yesterday thanks to goals from Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck, and although they are still sat in seventh place in the Premier League table it was a much needed victory. Here are three things we learned from the game.

1) Januzaj left, Kagawa central

Flexibility is a huge thing in modern day tactics and the Manchester United forward line is certainly that. David Moyes allowed his players to interchange at will during the game but when on the left, Kagawa was very much out of the game. Same goes for Januzaj in the middle.

While the former is all about the threaded, cute passes the latter is about pace and trickery, so when they switched back it naturally looked stronger.

2) Swans not scared of having a dig

During the game Swansea had 13 shots at goal, and although only two of those hit the target it showed that they weren’t afraid to try their luck.

3) United can’t match Swans in passing

We know that the Welsh outfit can zip the ball around the pitch but to outplay United on their own patch is something worth talking about. Swansea completed 579/665 of their passes while United made just 345 from their 412.