March 21 2018

Alan Shearer explains why Manchester United can win the title this season

March 21 2018, 10:05 | Frederick Owens

Alan Shearer explains why Manchester United can win the title this season

Paul Pogba

Mahrez was also behind Leicester's second goal, swinging in a corner early in the second half for Maguire to head home his first goal for the Foxes.

Rashford's star has only been on the rise since been handed his debut back in the 2015/16 season by former manager Louis van Gaal, with the 19-year-old impressing many during his debut full season last year despite scoring that many goals.

Swansea nearly scored an early goal through a swinging cross through Jordan Ayew.

United scored three times inside four minutes through Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial in the second half.

Both teams hit the bar in the initial part of the match.

"Swansea had moments in the game today where they were causing United problems". Man United were not brilliant during 75 minutes, but shook off any nervousness with three swift goals.

United were the lowest scorers in the top seven last term with just 54.

Watch Romelu Lukaku's goal against Swansea again and you will see Martial pick up the ball outside the penalty area and run through a crowd of four defenders.

The first half was interesting, however, it was goalless until the 45th minute when a shot from Paul Pogba which did not enter the goal.

It was not enough for him to get a second yellow card but it showed United could not get the hold of the game. "He applies himself very well". Their dominance against West Ham United and Swansea City earned praise and fuelled fans' hopes of a first league title since 2013.

'It was important for our confidence not to concede a goal. Still, the big Belgian had managed to get his name on the score sheet and break Swansea completely. They didn't really test David de Gea with the possession they had and United defensively looked very, very solid. The second, I had my self-belief back, but I didn't play. Lukaku was found by a smart pass from Mkhitaryan and the Belgian made no mistake in finding the back of the net. Nemanja Matic's impressive start to his United career, and the fact Paul Pogba is unlikely to ever be dropped, appears to further add credence to the theory that Herrera is no-longer an automatic starter and will struggle for game time this season. Interestingly, he became just the fourth of the last six United No 9s to score goals in the first two games for the club.

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