With Adnan Januzaj getting injured during the Brugge victory, Van Gaal confirmed he will consider Herrera for a starting spot against Swansea City, although the manager could also turn to Marouane Fellaini after the Belgian’s return from a domestic suspension. Having scored just three goals in their opening four games, there is cause for concern regarding United’s slow and fruitless attacking build-up play, but we have seen that the goals can flow from the current crop.
“It’s the only club we could not beat or gain one point against [last season]”. Previous year we lost all the points against Swansea and I always want improvement from my team and my players.
United also have the David de Gea situation hanging over them and Van Gaal didn’t sound like he was that hopeful the Spaniard would stay at Old Trafford with Real Madrid still expected to swoop late for the 24-year-old.
“We have a way that we think may nullify them but we have to defend as a team and get through the tough periods”.
Juan Mata was impressed by the performance but knows success in the Premier League is just as important to the club as European glory. “It’s the best competition to play in and I’ve been lucky enough to win it once and it’s fantastic”.
Gomis had scored the victor when the two sides last met in February, part of a Swansea double, and he did so again with his fourth goal of the season and his ninth in the last 10 Premier League games.
Rooney’s career in Manchester hasn’t been without controversy, with his transfer request and subsequent handing of a new contract worth a reported £300,000 per-week a symbol of his influence with the Premier League giants.
“I am very happy”, he said.
“But while we are happy about that, it’s now time to think about the next game on Sunday”. It’s incredible to play for your country. I have done it many times but it’s been a while since the last time so I am very happy and proud.
“The second game against Swansea it was a very unlucky game for us”.