Premier League: Swansea vs Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at The Liberty Stadium

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When the two sides meet on Saturday, Manchester United will be hoping to tighten their grip on their top four statu against a side in Swansea that has beaten the Red Devils in two of their last three encounters.

Swansea were Manchester United’s first league opponents at the start of this season at Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal suffered his first home defeat at the hands of the Welsh team 2-1. This was the start of Van Gaal revamping his Manchester United side and bringing in the likes of Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao in the forthcoming weeks.

Their last corresponding meeting at the Liberty Stadium came in August 2013 where on that occasion Manchester United ran away 4-1 winners with David Moyes in charge.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 15:00pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Manchester United  1 (Rooney) Swansea 2 (Ki Sung-Yong, Gylfi Sigurdsson ) Premier League, August  2014

Manchester United  2 (Valencia, Welbeck) Swansea 0 (Ki Sung-Yong, Gylfi Sigurdsson ) Premier League, January 2014

Manchester United 1 (Hernandez, Fabio Sent Off) Swansea 2 (Routledge, Bony ) FA Cup, January 2014

STATS…

United have lost two out of their last three meeting against Swansea.

Manchester United have won three of their last six Premier League games.

Swansea have only won one of their last six Premier League games.

United have only lost once in their last 19 games in all competitions.

Swansea have won six of their 13 Premier League home games this season, drawing four and losing two.

United have only won three away games in the Premier League this season. (Arsenal, QPR, Southampton).

ODDS…

Swansea to win: 4.3

Manchester United to win: 2

Draw: 3.6

TV: Highlights: BBC1 Match of the Day  22:25pm

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