Angel: Two minutes of madness
17th August 2013
Angel Rangel pointed to two minutes of madness as the Swans went down to a 4-1 defeat against Manchester United at the Liberty.
The home side started well but were stung by two quickfire goals from Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck in the space of two first-half minutes.
Van Persie added a sublime third and despite Wilfried Bony pulling one back later on, Welbeck netted his second in added time to send United home with all three points.
"Obviously we're disappointed," said Angel. "We hadn't lost a game up until now, including pre-season, so sometimes it's a good thing to have a result like this.
"It was two minutes of madness really - and it ended up changing the game.
"If they hadn't scored the second goal then I think we would have had a chance in the second half.
"That killed it really, but we gave it everything and we have to accept the defeat and move on.
"It puts things into perspective because we have to get used to losing as well as winning."
The Swans now turn their attention to Thursday's clash against FC Petrolul Ploiesti.
Laudrup's men are within touching distance of the group stages of the Europa League, and Rangel insists the game can't come soon enough.
"Thursday's game will help us forget the defeat, and it is one of those games that we want to win at home," he said.
"I thought we played well today and created lots of chances. But they were clinical and the finishing was the difference in the end."