Continue the good work, says Fer

17th August 2017
First team

Leroy Fer insists a successful start to the campaign can lay the platform for a solid season for Swansea City.

The Swans kicked off the new season with a hard-earned point against Southampton following a 0-0 draw at St Mary’s.

Now Paul Clement’s side host Manchester United in their first home game of the campaign on Saturday (12.30pm).

Last season, despite an opening-day win at Burnley thanks to Fer’s late strike, the Swans then went 11 games without a top-flight victory.

And Fer believes following up the opening-day result against the Saints with another positive outcome this weekend can point the Swans in the right direction.

“I think it’s important that we build on last weekend’s result because it will give us some momentum,” said Fer.

“We saw last season how a bad run affected us – it took us a long time to pick up another win.

“So we know that we need a good result against Manchester United this weekend because a good start could lead to a good season overall.”

Jose Mourinho’s side arrive in South West Wales on the back of a hugely impressive 4-0 home win over West Ham.

And Fer is expecting a tough test against a side he believes will be battling it out to lift the Premier League title come May.

“They were very good in their opening game and the new players have gelled very quickly,” added the Dutch midfielder. “

“But we are at home with our fans behind us, so we are confident too.

“We have worked in tactical sessions on where we think their weaknesses are and how to exploit them.

“I think they will be going for the title, but we have the quality in this team to get the result we want.”