Manchester United host Swansea City in the Premier League this lunchtime (12pm kick-off) knowing that victory would take them into the top four.
Jose Mourinho’s men drew 0-0 away at neighbours Manchester City on Thursday night to keep their Champions League qualification hopes alive, as they remain fifth in the table and just a point adrift of Pep Guardiola’s side.
The Red Devils are also just two points behind Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in third but do have a game in hand on the Merseyside outfit, and victory over Paul Clement’s relegation-threatened Swans this afternoon would pile the pressure on City and Liverpool ahead of their clashes against Middlesbrough and Watford respectively.
Clearly, United are favourites to land an 18th win of the campaign against the Welsh side this afternoon, and Red Devils supporters seem confident of doing so following the announcing of the team news earlier on.
Mourinho has made four changes to the side that drew away at City last week, with Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard, and captain Wayne Rooney returning to the starting eleven, with Antonio Valencia and Henrikh Mkhitaryna dropping to the bench, Marouane Fellaini unavailable due to suspension, and Matteo Darmian not in the squad.
However, it wasn’t the starting line-up that got United fans in high spirits on social media, as a certain Spaniard returns to the squad on the substitute’s bench against the Swans…
@ManUtd JUAN MATA IS BACK
— Sam (@JuanderfuI) April 30, 2017
@ManUtd JUAN MATA BACK ON THE BENCH ALREADY HAJSNSKZBXKAMSNSLAHSKA
— José (@MourinhoMindset) April 30, 2017
@ManUtd Mata in the bench I don’t care about the team
— Scott (@VivaBailly) April 30, 2017
@ManUtd YESSSS MATAAAA
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) April 30, 2017
And it’s clear that several Red Devils supporters are confident of getting the three points this afternoon…
— Josh (@VivaLaAntoine) April 30, 2017
@ManUtd easy win
— Adam (@UniteddAdam) April 30, 2017
@ManUtd not our strongest lineup but I have faith in the squad they’ll overcome the opponent n take maximum points
— Martin kirimi (@Martoh101) April 30, 2017