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United to hurt Swans survival hopes

United to hurt Swans survival hopes

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Manchester United will expect to boost their quest for a top-four finish when they welcome strugglers Swansea to Old Trafford on Sunday.

Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City saw United move to two points shy of third-place Liverpool in the standings, with a game in hand.

Swansea are currently 18th in the table, two points adrift of Hull but have a decent record at Old Trafford, having won on two of their last four visits to the ground.

United are on a run of 24 without defeat in the league and are 2/5 to win on Sunday, with the draw 7/2.

A victory would help keep their Champions League qualification hopes alive and also boost their morale ahead of Thursday’s first leg of their Europa League semi-final with Celta Vigo.

Jose Mourinho may again elect to change his starting line-up and Wayne Rooney could be given the nod. The skipper scored last time out at Burnley and is a very reasonable 6/4 to score at anytime.

United have kept a clean sheet in their last four in the league and a home win to zero looks likely at 21/20.

The Swans’ current situation means points are the priority for the South Wales club, regardless of the opposition and they are 8/1 to secure a second league win in three seasons at Old Trafford.

Last week’s victory over Stoke will have boosted their confidence and with Everton, Sunderland and West Brom also on the agenda, know they have chances to close the gap on those above them.

Paul Clement has already spoken of his excitement at taking on Mourinho and is sure to have something up his sleeve in his bid to end a run of six straight away defeats.

However, going back to basics could be the best way to go about things and providing Fernando Llorente with as much service as possible could pay dividends, with the Spaniard 3/1 to score at anytime.

The Swans could be in for a frustrating afternoon though and having been losing at half time and full time in their last three away outings, that outcome is 1/1.

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