Manchester United bounced back from their Huddersfield horror show with a comfortable Carabao Cup victory at Swansea.
Jesse Lingard’s first United brace secured a routine 2-0 win as the competition holders made safe progress into the quarter-finals.
It was just what United needed after the shock of their first Premier League defeat of the season at Huddersfield on Saturday.
But Swansea, just as they had been in losing 4-0 to United at the Liberty Stadium in August, were accommodating hosts and provided little contradiction to the belief that a long season lies ahead of them.
United boss Jose Mourinho said after victory over Burton in the previous round that they would be better off without this competition on their itinerary, suggesting they would be fresher for Europe.
Mourinho made seven changes for this tie, with only Lingard, Chris Smalling, Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial remaining from the side shocked on Saturday.