Swansea City are fighting for their Premier League lives at the moment. Manager Paul Clement, who took over at the start of the year, finds himself two points from safety with four games to go.
It doesn’t get much easier for the Swans as they taken on Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford. It was only in 2014 that the Welsh side did the impossible, beating United 2-1 through goals from Ki Sung-Yeung and Gylfi Sigurdsson. Any sort of result would be a huge boost in their survival chances.
“It’s going to be a good moment for me personally to walk my team out at Old Trafford,” the Swans head coach said.
“I am really looking forward to it, but what I want is for us to perform to our best.”
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Clement’s selection is going to be helped by the return of Jack Cork from his ankle injury and Martin Olsson’s hamstring problem.
Leroy Fer was a big doubt after having to limp off during the 2-0 win over Stoke City, but the Dutchman is expected to be available.
Wayne Routledge had a hernia operation on Tuesday and obviously misses out.
Olsson would come in for Stephen Kingsley at left-back and the rest of the defence should remain the same. Clement needs to decide how to play, whether to stay 4-3-3 – they were beaten 3-1 at Stamford Bridge when they tried it against Chelsea – or try to play with more bodies in the middle.
Cork could come in for Leon Britton, or as part of a five-man midfield, with Jordan Ayew coming out and Sigurdsson playing off Fernando Llorente.
What would you do in Clement’s position?