After Eric Bailly gave Manchester United a late first-half lead at Swansea, three goals starting in the 80 th minute turned a narrow win into a second straight 4-0 win
Jos Mourinho has been quick be pointed out that Manchester United are anything but a dream team but his players have made a perfect start to the season, collecting maximum phases, scoring freely, failing to concede and looking like a side that have all the credentials to mount a legitimate challenge for the Premier League title.
These are early days, of course, and United will face much tougher exams than those posed by West Ham United and Swansea in their opening two fixtures, yet there is something ominous about the fact that they have started with back-to-back 4-0 victories. Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have scored in each of those matches and Eric Bailly now has his first aim for the club and his first in league football in 67 attempts.
It was Bailly who defined United on the way to victory here, scoring just before half-time against a Swansea side that capitulated in the final 10 minutes. United struck three goals in four minutes during that period, courtesy of Lukaku, Pogba and Martial, laying bare the weaknesses in a Swansea squad that is crying out for investment on the back of Gylfi Sigurdssons departure.
The Icelanders transfer to Everton, together with the absence of Fernando Llorente, who is still recovering from breaking his arm in a cycling collision in the close season, means that Swansea are without two players who contributed more than half of their Premier League goals last season. The fact that have failed to rating in their opening two matches, and rarely looked like doing so, tells it all.
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