Manchester United 2 Swansea 1: Post Match Reaction from Van Gaal and Players
In a game that ended with a breathing taking moment, the mighty Manchester United defeated the Swans at Old Trafford. The line ups were quite surprising as Swansea made 7 changes from their squad against Crystal Palace. The first half witnessed attacking football from both sides in the beginning but eventually ended at half time with boring game play.
The two sides remained goalless before Anthony Martial headed Ashley Young’s cross into the net for the first goal of the game. This gave a lead to the home team but the score was soon equalized by Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson as he headed in the cross by Modou Barrow. The winner was scored by Man United captain Wayne Rooney in the 77th minute as he became the second highest scorer in the Premier League.
The win will boost Manchester United’s confidence as they climb up the table at the 5th position. The players and manager expressed their emotions after the game.
LvG said, “We played with three defenders but we did very well & created a lot of chances. We didn’t score, though, and that’s our problem”. The gaffer joked saying, ‘’ With Herrera’s substitution, I wanted to waste time.
The same as Swansea City has done with the whole match.” The Dutchman surely loves humour. The charm of today’s game was Anthony Martial’s majestic performance.
Team mate Young talks about him saying- “He’s so direct. He’s a terrific player and I’m glad we’ve got him.” Young concluded the post match presentation by quoting, “We said at the start of the game we’d do whatever it took to win. We need to kick on from here.” The player seemed happy with the result and so did the manager. It was a happy start for the team, indeed.
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