On Sunday, Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by a robust Swansea City side.
The afternoon started on a bright note for the Red Devils after Patrice Evra headed in a Robin van Persie corner in the 16th minute, before Swansea’s Spanish wizard, Michu, equalized around the half-hour mark.
United went on to heavily dominate the second-half but just couldn’t seem to find a way through the resilience defensive wall put up by the Swans.
Thus, here are the three things that we learned from the stalemate at the Liberty Stadium.
United’s Wingers Failed to Exert the Required Impact
Against Swansea, both of United’s wingmen, namely Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia, mustered horrendous displays for the Red Devils.
Not only did Young give away possession way too easily in the final third, the former Aston Villa star also failed to protect Patrice Evra on the left flank.
Valencia, on the other hand, was equally ineffective against the Jacks as the Ecuador international failed to produce even one accurate cross and was completely shut out by the young Ben Davies.