Lukasz aiming to make Fab start
13th August 2014
Lukasz Fabianski revealed the Swans plan to spoil Manchester United's opening-day party as they bid for a first league victory at Old Trafford this Saturday (12.45pm).
Garry Monk's and his squad take on a United side under the guidance of new boss Louis van Gaal after the Dutchman took over back in the summer.
Fabianski, who is one of a number of new arrivals at the Liberty Stadium, is expected to make his first league start for the club as the new Premier League season gets underway.
And the Polish international says the squad are heading to Old Trafford with only one thing on their minds.
"I am not sure what they (United) are going to be preparing for," he said. "It's not going to be an easy game for them. We are going to give our best and try to win it.
"We are going to be well-prepared for the game and it's going to be very interesting."
The Swans rounded off their pre-season campaign with a disappointing 3-0 home defeat against Villarreal last Saturday.
Monk's side now begin their fourth campaign in the top flight this coming weekend, and Fabianski insists the squad will hold no fear when they travel to Old Trafford.
"Fear, not really," he said. "There is no point to fear the opposition especially as Swansea beat them away in the FA Cup so we should not be fearing anything.
"They are a big club but we are going to go there and try and get some points. That's our aim.
"We are not going to lie down and let them play. We are going to go for it as well and hopefully it will be a good game with a good result for us."
Fabianski spent seven years at Arsenal before swapping the Emirates for the Liberty this summer.
After spending much of his time at the Emirates on the substitutes bench, the 29-year-old will be battling it out with Gerhard Tremmel for the number one jersey in SA1.
"You cannot really say that someone has given me the number one and that's it," he said. "There is competition at Swansea and I have to fight for it.
"We are competing for the spot, we are pushing each other and I am hoping that I am going to be the starting goalkeeper and that I will play well and I will help the team. That's what it's about really.
"I treat every single game in exactly the same way. It doesn't matter if it is a friendly or league game. I always try to approach it in same way.
"I try to keep it more simple and take each game as it comes. I am just focussing on the game against Manchester United. That's my target - to play well and get some points."