Ashley Williams salutes Swansea City's "unbelievable" start to season
30th August 2015
Ashley Williams saluted Swansea City's "unbelievable" start to the Barclays Premier League campaign following a comeback win over Manchester United.
The Swans maintained their unbeaten start to the season after goals from Andre Ayew and Bafe Gomis sealed a memorable 2-1 win at the Liberty.
Following an opening-day draw at defending champions Chelsea, the Swans beat Newcastle in SA1 before being held at Sunderland.
Sunday's win over the Red Devils - a third straight victory against United - moved the Swans up to fourth and sent them into the international break with eight points from four games.
And Williams, made a crucial block to deny Wayne Rooney an equaliser late on, hailed the Swans' promising start.
"We are unbeaten in four games and that's an unbelievable start, but the right noises are coming from the changing room - we want to keep progressing," said the Swans skipper.
"We are very happy to have beaten such a great club - one of the biggest in the world - three times in a row. We understand the magnitude of those victories.
"We had to dig very deep and they are a better team than last year, but so are we.
"This was probably our worst performance (of the season) but that is more pleasing in a way because we beat a very good side by showing a lot of heart.
"We really gave it our all and the boys were on their feet at the end.
"Credit to them as they set up very well and we couldn't get into our rhythm but our effort brought us home in the end.
"We are a close squad on and off the field and you can see that in our performances."
Of his crucial challenge on Rooney, Williams added: "It was important. At that point it was not about giving up.
"I'd missed the header but I knew he'd go for the nutmeg, and when he took an extra touch it allowed me to get back in time to stop him from shooting."