Premier League: Swansea v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium

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Last season’s Capital One Cup winners, Swansea, will be hoping to improve on last season’s ninth place and will again be looking to their main man Michu (18 goals last season) to start the season in lethal fashion. Swansea fans will also be looking forward to seeing new £12m striker Wilfried Bony.

United manager David Moyes will be looking for a positive result in his first game in charge since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer. The summer has been dominated by headlines on Wayne Rooney’s future and with no big summer signings yet Man United fans will be looking to Robin van Persie to continue his great form after an excellent first season at Old Trafford scoring 26 Premiership goals. 

KICK-OFF: Tomorrow, 5.30pm


Man United 2 (Hernandez, Ferdinand) Swansea 1 (Michu), Premier League, May 2013

Swansea 1 (Michu) Man United 1 (Evra), Premier League, December 2012

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


Swansea have not beaten United since January 1982 and have never beaten them in the Premier League.

Only Michu (18 goals) scored more than 5 goals for Swansea last season.

United won more away games than any other Premiership team last season – 12.

Van Persie scored 26 goals last season, more than all Man United’s other forwards put together.


Swansea to win: 2.9

Man Utd to win: 1.0

Draw: 2.3

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 5.30pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm.