All goals & highlights as Man United crash Swansea 4-0
- Author: Terrell Bush Aug 21, 2017,
Aug 21, 2017, 2:36
"Last season we had three matches and nine points and we finished sixth, so I'm not going to lose my stability and my discipline because of the first day".
The 21-year-old scored in United's 4-0 demolition of Swansea on Saturday - his second goal in as many games - and continues to impress for the side following a series of notable performances in the off-season. Eight goals in the first two games and the Red Devils look like the most fearsome team in the Premier League.
Gylfi Sigurdsson's absence in the Swansea set-up was really felt, after they failed to produce even a single goal in the match.
"Difficult to leave out (Anthony) Martial and others and I think the players understood that, I had a conversation with them, we have great players on the bench that have the ambition to start, I left some at home that don't deserve to stay at home".
However, the Belgium striker was starved of touches during the match, and Pardew said he was guilty of being static when possession turned over to United.
United registered their second 4-0 win in as many matches at Swansea City, fuelling hopes that 2017-2018 could be the season the club ends its wait for a 21st league title.
France global Martial, 21, scored 17 goals in all competitions following his 2015 move from Monaco, but found the net only four times in 18 league starts last season.
"(Jesse) Lingard a few matches, but not much more than that.
Swansea had the first chance of the game, Jordan Ayew's cross drifted towards goal, striking the bar, leaving David De Gea frozen to the spot.
The result was harsh on Swansea, who remained competitive throughout the contest, but United's extra quality in the final third eventually proved the difference and Jose Mourinho's side already boast a strong goal difference while sitting at the top of the standings.
United are now preparing for the Bank Holiday weekend's game against Leicester City where they'll be looking for another comfortable victory.
Matic started with a first-class game and will be a huge player if he stays on the park and in the type of form we know he can deliver.