Pogba and Ibra on target as United pile pressure on Swans
November 6 2016
Manchester United produced a hugely impressive away performance to climb the Premier League table, heaping more misery on relegation-threatened Swansea City with a 3-1 triumph at the Liberty Stadium.
On a weekend which saw Chelsea and bitter rivals Liverpool make big statements as to their title aspirations, United themselves produced a much-needed, classy display to sweep aside Swansea.
Paul Pogba hit the target and Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged a brace, as United's big-name stars came good in a one-sided opening 33 minutes.
Mike van der Hoorn reduced the arrears on 69 minutes, but it proved scant consolation for a Swansea side who, for the first time since winning promotion to the Premier League, look in massive trouble. The dismal Jacks were booed off at the end of the game.
Wayne Rooney, returning to the Premier League starting XI fold, was impressive - as United raced ahead on 15 minutes thanks to a stunning Pogba strike. Ibra's striking prowess then put the away side firmly in control, with the Swans’ defence no match.
United now sit sixth in the league table, and are six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who drew with Spurs, who sit one place above the Red Devils. The Gunners are next up for Jose Mourinho's side, in an Old Trafford clash which could set the tone for the remainder of the league campaign.
Full Time – Swansea City 1-3 Manchester United
Attendance – 20,938