Premier League: Manchester United v Swansea City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

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Manchester became Vanchester over the summer with the arrival of the veteran Dutch coach Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.

The first challenge in Van Gaal's way is Swansea City at Old Trafford. The Welsh side have lost goalkeeper Michel Vorm to Spurs, but has also strengthened with the arrival of Gylfi Sigurdsson back from the Lane and Bafetimbi Gomis, the former Lyon striker, forged for the Premier League.

As Luke Shaw is out for a month, the only recruit that might start the game is former Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 12.45 PM


Man United 2 (Valencia, Welbeck) Swansea 0, Premier League, January 2014

Man United 1 (J Hernandez) Swansea 2 (Routledge, Bony), FA Cup, January 2014

Swansea 1 (Bony) Man United 4 (Van Persie 2, Welbeck 2), Premier League, August 2013


Manchester United have won six of their last nine on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

Swansea have never won at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Last season, Swansea ended up with a goal difference of zero.


Man United to win: 1.35

Swansea to win: 4.75

Draw: 9.5

TV: Live on BT Sport at 12.45pm