Manchester United will be seeking to delay Manchester City’s title party by a week at least when they host Swansea City on Saturday and the lineups for the Premier League tie at Old Trafford have been revealed by both sides.
Five changes for #MUFC…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 31, 2018
David de Gea starts in goal, with Antonio Valencia, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Ashley Young lining up in front of the Spanish custodian.
Nemanja Matic anchors the midfield with the returning Paul Pogba while the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard feature behind centre forward Romeu Lukaku.
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) March 31, 2018
Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski keeps his place, behind what looks like a back-five of Alfie Mawson, Federico Fernandez and Mike Van der Horn, Martin Olsson and Kyle Naughton.
Andy King, Sam Clucks, Ki Sung Yeung and Nathan Dyer line up behind striker Andre Ayew.
While the title is effectively a foregone conclusion, United will be desperate to avoid giving their derby rivals a guard of honour at next week’s Manchester Derby and they can only do that if they beat the rejuvenated Swans at home.
Under Carlos Carvahal, the Welsh outfit have looked like a side reborn and are favourites to avoid the drop this season but will be wary of opening themselves up too much at the Theatre of Dreams.
It looks like a United win, but expect the Swans to cause their illustrious moments some moments of concern throughout.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia (c), Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Sanchez and Lukaku.
Swansea City: Fabianski, Olsson, Dawson, Fernandez, Hoorn, Naughton, Clucas, King, Ki, Dyer and Ayew.
Match kicks off at 1500 GMT/19.30 IST.