Manchester United have made something of a decent start to the season.
Just two games into the league campaign and the Red Devils boast a goal difference of +8 having routed West Ham and Swansea with two 4-0 wins.
Admittedly, it would be unwise to get too excited before United clash with another title rival but you can only beat who’s in front of you. And Jose Mourinho will be licking his lips at his side’s current performance.
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The scoreline of 4-0 doesn’t show the full story of the Swansea fixture, though.
The Welsh side frustrated the visitors for nearly 80 minutes, despite mustering just one shot on target of their own. Only when the final whistle appeared in sight did the flood gates open at the Liberty Stadium.
An Eric Bailly strike in first-half stoppage time had provided United with a much-desired safety net. The Ivorian scored his first goal as a professional in following up on a Paul Pogba header that struck the underside of the bar.
Naturally, this meant Swansea’s promotional team had to bite the bullet and inform their supporters on Twitter that they were 1-0 down.
After last season’s 15th place finish, though, that must be a painfully familiar task. However, with Bailly proving the scorer, the Swans had already shot themselves in the foot with an earlier tweet.
It’s fair to say things back fired, take a look below:
Oh dear Swansea.
The club’s Twitter page went from poking fun at Bailly for an over-excited clearance to lamenting the fact he’d scored. Karma, anyone?
Of course, it was just an unfortunate series of events but Manchester United fans didn’t see it that way and were keen to poke fun at Swansea. The pick of the tweets can be seen below:
Perhaps wisely, Swansea laid off the criticism as Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all popped up with goals in the final ten minutes.
It was a brutal attacking onslaught that Swansea simply couldn’t handle after 45 minutes of gritty football that had played into their hands.
The Twitter slip-up is somewhat representative of the club’s whimsical start to the season, too. Paul Clement has got to be asking questions of his squad with just one shot on target in two games.
Manchester United, however, are having no such problems.
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