Jesse Lingard and Sanchez were key in the build-up, with the on-form duo combining in the 20th minute for the latter to smartly fire United further ahead. However, once again they had to call upon their goalkeeper to save them. Additionally, David de Gea went uncontested most of the match. He first pulled off a stunning reaction save to palm away a neat turn-and-shot from Abraham, and the England youngster was punching the turf in frustration moments later when he was denied against by the United No.1.
54' MISS! Lukaku (Manchester United) gets the ball from a wonderfull cross.
The second save from Abraham wasn't half bad either, but alarm bells should have been ringing already at the Theatre of Dreams.
The Swans had plenty of the ball in the United half in the last 15 minutes or so, but one passage of play which saw Tammy Abraham hook an terrible ball across goal after good build-up play summed up the afternoon.More news: More than 150 kids attend annual egg hunt at township park
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When asked about Swansea, Mourinho said in his press conference: "They improved a lot, we played them in the beginning but after that they have had a hard period and found themselves in a hard situation, but since Carlos arrived it's obvious the team improved a lot". There is little doubt the 24-year-old has been a success in his first season at Old Trafford. The team are comfortable in second for one and are set for a highest points total since Alex Ferguson stepped down almost five years ago, but Manchester City are so far ahead that a "good position" is not close to being on pole.
"The second half they improved but we let it go".
"We got the points and are ready to fight stay in second position".
The defeat means Carlos Carvalhal's men drop to 16th in the Premier League table but they remain three points ahead of Southampton, who occupy the last relegation spot. They have more hard games to come in the run in against Manchester City at the Etihad and Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium.
They should have added more for all the creativity they brought to the ground but it was not to be. They haven't scored enough this season and there will be a lot of responsibility on Andre Ayew - and brother Jordan when he returns from suspension - to help Swansea to at least a couple more wins before May 13.