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  • Jesse Lingard brace seals comfortable victory for United at the Liberty Stadium.
  • The midfielder opened the scoring after 21 minutes, producing an accurate finish after a clever flick through from Marcus Rashford.
  • He doubled his tally with a sumptuous header from the edge of the box on the hour.
  • United will learn their quarter-final opponents on Thursday.
Jesse Lingard

United ease their way into the last eight of this competition thanks to a couple of sublime finishes from the Jesse Lingard. Greater tests lie ahead but that was exactly the sort of performance Jose Mourinho will have been looking for after Saturday 's defeat to Huddersfield; polished and professional.

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Full-time: Swansea City 0-2 Manchester United

Brilliant from Romero! The Argentine produces a stunning reaction save to keep out Fer's point blank effort and keep his clean sheet intact. Swansea throw another corner in but this time the Argentine comes out to claim. That should be that.

A deflected effort from Naughton forces Romero to scamper across goal but the deflection takes it out for a corner in what should be the last action of this contest.

This game is easing it's way to an uneventful conclusion; United are satisfied with two goals and Swansea seem fine with that arrangement too. Three minutes of time added on.

Here comes that change; Martial makes way and Luke Shaw is on for the final five minutes.

Luke Shaw is getting ready to come on now.

Lingard wants that hat-trick. Darmian shifts the ball inside to him and runs towards the byline looking for the return but Lingard understandably fancies a crack at goal, driving a low effort on target that is kept out by the Swansea goalkeeper.

Daley Blind now picks up a yellow card for cynically stepping across Routledge who was looking to break down the right flank.

Ayew curls the free kick over the wall but straight into Romero's arms.

The resulting corner is overhit but Abraham keeps the ball in play, knocking it back across goal where Routledge is cleaned out by a late challenge from Tuanzebe. It's a Swansea free kick and the United teenager is shown a yellow card.

Tammy Abraham has already improved Swansea, immediately holding the ball up well for his side before waking Romero up with a distant effort from range that the Argentine has to palm over the bar.

Paul Clement makes his final change, throwing on Tammy Abraham for McBurnie.

McTominay is growing in confidence now; he coolly carries the ball out from defence, side-stepping a challenge before being clipped by Ki who earns himself a booking.

McTominay almost scampers through on goal but is made to settle for a corner. The midfielder wins the header, drawing a save out of Nordfeldt with Tuanzebe getting to the rebound, but he fires over the bar from yards out.

Here's Swansea's second change of the evening too with Leroy Fer on for Mesa.

Here's a couple of changes from United; not two you would have expected, mind. Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic are on for the final 25 minutes with the game effectively over, replacing Rashford and Herrera.

Jesse Lingard

Here's Jesse Lingard finding the back of the net with a header from a couple of yards inside the Swansea box. Yes, you read that right.

Lingard in for a hat-trick! Blind plays a clever ball down the inside left channel for his teammate to run onto and he takes the shot on. It's from a very tough angle however and he can;t find the target, firing across the face of goal.

That's two finishes of the very highest quality from Jesse Lingard tonight.

Brillliant from Lingard! Tuanzebe starts the move, shifting the ball wide to Darmian who whips an inviting ball towards the box. Lingard has already started his run and meets the cross right on the edge of the box, guiding a stunning header past the Swansea goalkeeper! That's an outrageous finish.

Goal! Swansea City 0-2 Manchester United (Jesse Lingard, 59)

Rashford, who has popped up out on the right, fizzes a wonderful ball across goal but Martial is the only United player in the box and isn't quite able to scamper onto the end of it.

Clucas now clatters into Rashford, wiping out the United forward about 40 yards out from goal. That challenge earns him a yellow card.

Martial springs the Swansea offside trap but Mawson makes a crucial interception to just about stop Rashford's pass for the Frenchman.

Ander Herrera blazes maybe the worst shot I have ever seen out for a Swansea throw in.

Swansea apply some early pressure and win a corner but United manage to deal with it, with Lingard skillfully freeing McTominay on the counter. Just as he races over the half way line he is nudged over by Mawson and United win the free kick.

Martial is still down after a heavy landing and after watching the replay, that comes as no surprise. While challenging for a high ball with Rangel, the Frenchman lands on the Swansea defender's studs which catch him on the small of his back. He hobbles off to get some treatment but his back on after a few moments.

No changes from either side at the break.

And United get us back underway for the second-half.

Half-time: Swansea 0-1 Manchester United

And they manage to work a decent chance before the whistle goes. Ki pops up in space outside of the box and finds McBurnie, who has Tuanzebe for company. He twists and turns, looking for room to shoot but eventually hammers a poor effort over the bar.

Swansea are enjoying their best spell of the match as we reach the end of the first-half but there is just one minute of time added on.

Close from Clucas! Neat build-up play from Swansea who eventually find the former Hull midfielder on the edge of the box. He tries to pass one into the far corner but it veers just wide of Romero's post.

Chance for McTominay! Martial pops up on the right and waits for reinforcements to arrive in the box. He cuts an inviting ball across the face of goal for the young midfielder to strike first time but leaning back, he hammers a poor effort well over the bar.

Angel Rangel meanwhile picked up the first yellow card of the evening just before that change, cautioned for hauling back Martial after being skinned by the Frenchman.

And here comes that change, Olsson, who has looked useful so far this evening whipping in crosses from the left, is replaced by Kyle Naughton.

Olsson manages to get across just in time to stop Rashford breaking but he looks to have done some damage to himself, pulling up as the ball rolls out. It looks like a hamstring problem and we could soon have our first change of the evening.

Wonderful again from Rashford, who clips a wonderful pass across and through for Lingard who has ran across the box into space. He opts to take on the early shot however and fires a wild effort into the side netting.

Routledge spins Tuanzebe and cuts inside dangerously from the right, but looks to be slightly tugged back by the young United defender. By the time they are inside the box Tuanzebe applies enough pressure to force the ball out fairly.

Err... great clearance from Blind? Olsson and Ki combine neatly down the right and the latter whips a fine cross into the box that the Dutchman meets with a header, almost powering past his own goalkeeper!

Jesse Lingard

Lingard's fine finish has United cruising so far.

Again, he cannons it into the box but Swansea manage to clear comfortably.

United have another free kick out on the left after McTominay is stopped in his tracks. Rashford stands over it.

Lingard's finish was exceptional there, but Rashford's flick to free him was out of this world.

United break the deadlock! It's a superb goal from the away side with Jesse Lingard applying the finish. United suddenly up the tempo in midfield with McTominay looking inside to Herrera who pings a ball forwards towards Rashford. He flicks it into Lingard's path with a wonderful first time effort that takes two Swansea players out of the game, with Lingard racing forward to find the far corner with an accomplished finish.

Goal! Swansea City 0-1 Manchester United (Jesse Lingard, 20)

Rashford fizzes a dangerous ball in that Swansea manage to clear at the second time of asking. The United youngster takes the resulting corner but Rangel is able to heave it away.

Martial does brilliantly to control a loose ball in the air and veer out to the left to cause some damage before he is cut down by a poor challenge from Ki. United have a free kick over on the left and the Swansea midfielder is maybe lucky to escape a yellow.

Ayew almost manages to skip his way through on goal, smelling blood as he races towards a nervous Lindelof. The Swede manages to get a foot in but he can't knock the ball away, with Romero forced to come racing out and claim.

Olsson is able to swing in a cross from the left with United happy to leave him with the ball. Routledge is the only Swansea player in the box in among United's giants but the former Crystal Palace youngster manages to outleap the lot of them and force a header on goal that bounces wide.

United are dominating possession at the moment with young Scott McTominay getting lots of touches of the ball. Martial, Rashford and Lingard are already looking bright working together in that front three.

In the opening stages of this match it looks like Axel Tuanzebe is playing as part of a back-three, on the left alongside Smalling and Lindelof. 3-4-3 from Mourinho so far, it seems.

Another early effort from United, this time from Lingard. He moves the ball wide to Martial who races towards the Swansea backline, shifting the ball back inside to his teammate who takes on an early shot from the edge of the area that Nordfeldt has to palm over the bar.

Chance for Chris Smalling! The United defender leaps over his man to meet the corner with a thumping header but heads a good couple yards wide of the near post.

Sam Clucas races onto the ball after a poor first touch from Marcus Rashford but the Swans midfielder runs it out of play giving United the first corner of the match.

And Swansea get us started at the Liberty Stadium.

Just a couple of minutes until kick-off at the Liberty, here's one more look at the starting XIs tonight.

Swansea team to face Manchester United: Nordfeldt, Rangel, van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Ki, Mesa, Clucas, Routledge, Ayew, McBurnie

Subs: Mulder, Naughton, Fernandez, Fer, Fulton, Narsingh, Abraham

Manchester United team to face Swansea: Romero, Darmian, Lindelof, Smalling, Blind, Tuanzebe, Herrera, Lingard, McTominay, Martial, Rashford

Subs: Pereira, Jones, Shaw, Matic, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku is on a run of no goals in three games at the moment; he is on the bench tonight with Tottenham Hotspur coming to Old Trafford on Saturday will be desperate to come off the bench and end that drought tonight.

You might recall the last time these two met in August; Eric Bailly's effort separated the sides for 80 minutes in that contest until the flood gates opened, with Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all scoring in the space of six minutes.


Jose Mourinho on his team selection tonight:

"We thought some players needed a rest and some players deserve a start, especially for the two young kids [Tuanzebe and McTominay]. It's a very good opportunity, like a Premier League game in terms of the quality of our opponent. [via Sky Sports]

Is this the biggest indication yet that Luke Shaw has no future at Manchester United? Even with Ashley Young, who now appears to be Jose Mourinho's preferred first-choice option at left-back, rested this evening, the former Southampton youngster still doesn't get into the first-team.

The left-back had to settle for a cameo off the bench in the third round of this competition against Burton Albion and despite having been back in full training for weeks, it's the best he can hope for tonight.

Luke Shaw

Injuries saw Axel Tuanzebe emerge as a first-team option at the end of the 2016-17 season. In his first game of that run he was deployed at right-back, ensuring Alexis Sanchez had a quiet game despite the Gunners grabbing a 2-0 win that afternoon. A shortage of options in midfield however saw him shifted further forward for games against Tottenham, Southampton and Crystal Palace, performing admirably in a new role.

Tonight, he is either in a back three alongside Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling, or he is back occupying a midfield role with Ander Herrera next to him.

Axel Tuanzebe

Paul Clement goes one better than Jose Mourinho; he has made eight changes to the side that lost over the weekend. 21-year-old forward Olivier McBurnie gets his first start of the season up front with summer signing Roque Mesa coming in for just his third start of the season.

Jose Mourinho makes seven changes to the side that lost to Huddersfield but there is still no room for Luke Shaw in that starting XI. The manager keeps his faith in Victor Lindelof despite his harrowing afternoon on Saturday with the Swede starting alongside Chris Smalling.

Axel Tuanzebe is also in the starting XI but it looks as if he will start in a midfield role alongside Ander Herrera. The versatile 19-year-old filled in further up the pitch during the back end of last season and with Nemanja Matic needing a rest, he looks to have been given the nod tonight. There is also a start for Scott McTominay in an advanced midfield role with both Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan left on the bench.

There is a second start in a week for Jesse Lingard with Marcus Rashford replacing Romelu Lukaku up front. The Belgian is on the bench should things not go to plan tonight, along with Phil Jones, who looks to have recovered from the problem he suffered over the weekend.

Swansea team to face Manchester United: Nordfeldt, Rangel, van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Ki, Mesa, Clucas, Routledge, Ayew, McBurnie

Subs: Mulder, Naughton, Fernandez, Fer, Fulton, Narsingh, Abraham

Manchester United team to face Swansea: Romero, Darmian, Lindelof, Smalling, Blind, Tuanzebe, Herrera, Lingard, McTominay, Martial, Rashford

Subs: Pereira, Jones, Shaw, Matic, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku

BREAKING: Victor Lindelof starts for Manchester United this evening along with Axel Tuanzebe and Scott McTominay. Marcus Rashford leads the attack with Romelu Lukaku on the bench alongside Luke Shaw.

Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford?

The two young forwards have shared duties on the left of United's attack this season but who will be given the nod tonight? Logic would suggest both will should Romelu Lukaku be handed a rest tonight, as was the case in the third round victory over Burton Albion.

But should the Belgian start however it could be Rashford's turn to start alongside him in attack, having replaced the ineffective Martial at half-time against Huddersfield, scoring during what was a bright cameo.

But if Jose has plans to start the England international against Tottenham on Saturday, it could be Martial who retains his spot tonight before dropping to the bench for the visit of Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Anthony Martial and Macus Rashford

Manchester United predicted starting XI

Manchester United XI

While Phil Jones has travelled to south Wales, we have our doubts over Jose Mourinho risking him tonight after Saturday's knock with Tottenham coming to town on Saturday. Axel Tuanzebe is eager for a chance to impress in the first-team and it could come tonight with Victor Lindelof's horror show against Huddersfield still fresh in everyone's memory.

Nemanja Matic has been ever-present in Premier League and Champions League matches this term and looks in need of a rest. Scott McTominay is the only real midfield option available to partner Ander Herrera tonight.

Team news: Swansea

Renato Sanches and Wilfried Bony will have no role to play tonight. Underwhelming Bayern Munich loanee Sanches returned to the side to face Leicester after missing the previous game with a thigh strain picked up with Portugal but lasted only 78 minutes before sustaining his own thigh issue.

Bony meanwhile continues to recover from a calf problem.

Wilfried Bony and Renato Sanches

Team news: Swansea City

Paul Clement's side slumped to their fourth home defeat in five matches over the weekend and the manager is prepared to ring in the changes to address that alarming slump. The Swans manager has effectively confirmed summer signing Roque Mesa will be one of them with the Spaniard to come in for what will be just his third start for the club.

Paul Clement

Team news: Manchester United

David de Gea and Antonio Valencia were not pictured among the travelling party and are set to be rested completely tonight.

Team news: Manchester United

Who Jose selects in midfield is a tricky one. With Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick still injured, the manager has had to make do with the midfield pairing of Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera. Herrera's current form is some way off the heights of last year while Nemanja Matic could perhaps do with a rest having been ever-present in United's Premier League and Champions League campaigns this term.

He is short of alternative options, but Scott McTominay, who signed a new at the club last week, could be in contention to come in. Mourinho also turned to Axel Tuanzebe to fill in as a defensive midfielder towards the end of last season, so the 19-year-old could be another option.

Nemanja Matic

Team news: Manchester United

Phil Jones lasted just 23 minutes in Saturday's clash with Huddersfield before he was replaced by Victor Lindelof – who endured a nightmare afternoon in Yorkshire. The England centre-half was taken off with a quadriceps injury but surprisingly made the trip to south Wales and is in contention to start tonight.

Jose Mourinho isn't exactly blessed with options back there at the moment. Marcos Rojo remains unavailable while Eric Bailly is still thought to be recovering from a knock of his own – although he could be ready for Saturday's clash with Tottenham.

The chances of Lindelof starting after his weekend horror show are slim with Axel Tuanzebe a candidate to start ahead of him after being named in the travelling squad.

Phil Jones
Phil Jones picked up an injury in Manchester United's defeat to Huddersfield Town Getty

With games coming thick and fast, Jose Mourinho wouldn't have minded a pressure-free evening in the Carabao Cup with a huge Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur awaiting them on Saturday. But after their harrowing defeat to Huddersfield Town, a firm response is necessary tonight.

Injuries are already ravaging Mourinho's squad options with Phil Jones adding to those woes on Saturday after limping off in the first-half, although the England international has made the trip to south Wales. Regardless, the United squad is currently being stretched to its limits and with such a vital league fixture looming large, wholesale changes could be expected. Perhaps rather luckily for United then, Paul Clement has suggested he will also make changes tonight in the wake of Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Leicester.

Prior to their Premier League meeting back in August, United had managed just one win in their last six encounters against the Swans. A 4-0 thrashing at the Liberty Stadium ended that hoodoo earlier in the season, however. A similar result tonight would certainly steady the ship for Jose.

Stick around, we have all your team news coming up shortly.