MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Manchester United
21st February 2015
The Swans face a tough test on Saturday when they face in-form Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium (3pm).
Louis van Gaal's men have lost just once in their last 15 league games - a 1-0 defeat against rivals Manchester City back on November 2.
Since then United have improved significantly and they sit third in the Premier League table going into the weekend's fixtures.
The Swans, by contrast, have won just once in their last seven league matches but inflicted a first defeat on United this season with a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on the opening day of the campaign.
WHAT THEY SAID
Swans boss Garry Monk: "They (United) have climbed the table and are in a good position. They have world-class players and I'm sure they are going to go from strength to strength as the season progresses.
"They can mix it up and change their style of play accordingly. It is a massive challenge for us but we'll relish it."
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: "Swansea are a very good team. I like to see them playing. They want to play football.
"They want to make the game a passing game like we do, so I like that kind of football. I hope it shall be a match like that on Saturday."
- After losing six and winning none of their first eight league visits to Swansea, Man Utd have won two and lost none of the last three
- Robin van Persie has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances at Liberty Stadium
- Swansea have won just one of their last seven Premier League games (W1 D3 L3)
- Manchester United have conceded a league high 46% of their goals from set pieces
- However, no team has scored fewer goals from set pieces than Swansea (4) and no team has netted a lower proportion via this route (14%)
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