Swansea City star Neil Taylor has suggested to Wales Online that it doesn’t matter how Louis van Gaal sets up Manchester United when the sides meet this weekend.
Taylor has suggested that whatever team and tactics United take into the game on Saturday, the Swans have to do their job and focus on getting a positive result.
“It doesn’t matter what they play, we have to stop it. It is like Van Gaal said, they were not scoring goals and then when they were more direct and went long ball they were scoring goals,” said Taylor.
“For us it is about making sure it doesn’t go in our net.”
The comments from the defender might seem quite obvious, but Swansea have to focus on how they can go about getting the right result rather than worrying about the talent in United’s team.
If Garry Monk starts ordering Swansea’s players to focus on United individuals then where does he stop?
United have plenty of players who could win this match on their own but Swansea’s job is to make it as difficult as possible for them to play.
The Swans are a team that like to control possession, retain the ball and build pressure over their opposition.
If United take a direct approach against Swansea, the Welsh side should be able to drop deeper into United’s half and then they need to rely on someone coming up with a killer pass or cross which turns the match in their favour.
Taylor’s comments should be encouraging because they suggest Swansea are focused on their strengths and what they do well and are ready to give United a good game regardless of the side LvG selects.