Premier League: Swansea v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to Sunday’s Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea came very close to snatching at least a point in the first Premier League meeting between the two clubs last November, but Angel Rangel’s mistake allowed Javier Hernandez to score the game’s only goal.

It was perhaps a typical United away performance over the last couple of years as they ground out yet another victory.

They will head into Christmas top of the Premier League regardless of Sunday’s result but with Manchester City’s match at the Etihad viewed as a home banker, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side will look to maintain their six point advantage.

 

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1.30pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Manchester United 2 (Scholes, Young) Swansea 0, Premier League, May 2012

Swansea 0 Manchester United 1 (Hernandez), Premier League, November 2011

Manchester United 2 (Stapleton, Robson) Swansea 1, Division One, May 1983

 

STATS…

Manchester United were the only team to have 50% or more possession against Swansea both home and away in the Premier League last season

Michu has scored six goals in Swansea’s last six Premier League matches.

15 different players have found the net for Manchester United in the Premier League this season; more than any other side.

Swansea’s last league victory over Manchester United came in January 1982 thanks to goals from Alan Curtis and Robbie James.

 

ODDS…

Swansea to win: 5.7

Manchester United to win: 1.7

Draw: 4.1

 

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 1.30pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm on MOTD2

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