MATCH PREVIEW: Manchester United v Swans

2nd January

The Swans will be hoping to continue their recent good form when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday (3pm).
Swansea are enjoying a three-game unbeaten run in the Premier League which has coincided with three clean sheets in a row - the first time they achieved such a feat since March 2012. 
Draws against West Ham and Crystal Palace were coupled with a crucial home win over West Brom on Boxing Day and the Swans now face a Manchester United side that is without a win in eight matches. 
Swansea have won their last three games against United and could haul themselves further clear of danger with another victory at Old Trafford on Saturday. 

Man Utd boss Louis Van Gaal: "Swansea have been what I call my ghost team, meaning we are looking to start this new year with what I have been told you say in England by breaking the duck.
"It's always the same. You make a game plan to beat your opponent. We have lost three times to Swansea but then you have to analyse why you have lost.
"It's looking to what has happened and what you can improve as a team but also as an individual player."

Swans caretaker boss Alan Curtis: "We've done exceptionally well against them (United) in the last three games. But we know it will be a tough game and we'll have to be at our best again. 
"There's a confidence creeping back into us with the results we've had and the performances have been excellent too. 
"We've just got to go there and perform, be bold and play our football."

Swansea 2-1 Man Utd - August 2015
Swansea 2-1 Man Utd - February 2015
Man Utd 1-2 Swansea - August 2014
Man Utd 2-0 Swansea - January 2014
Man Utd 1-2 Swansea - January 2014 (FA Cup)

  • Bafetimbi Gomis has scored the winning goal in each of the last two Premier League games against Manchester United
  • Swansea have won four of the last five meetings with Man Utd in all competitions, all by a 2-1 scoreline, including two of their last three visits to Old Trafford
  • Manchester United have now gone eight games without victory in all competitions, their worst run since January 1990
  • Five of Manchester United's last eight games at Old Trafford in all competitions have ended goalless
  • The Swans are aiming to go four league games unbeaten, something they haven't managed since the first four games of the season
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