Past meetings: Manchester United v Swans

28th March 2018
First team

​​​​​​​As the Swans get set to face Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday (3pm), we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

Here we recall matches in the Premier League and the FA Cup.


Manchester United 1 Swans 1

Premier League – April 30, 2017

The Swans were in the thick of a relegation battle when they went to Manchester United a little under 12 months ago.

Paul Clement’s side were in the drop zone as they headed to Old Trafford to take on Jose Mourinho’s Champions League-chasing Red Devils.

Few gave the Swans any chance of getting a result, yet they came away with a point and might well have taken all three.

The Swans avoided defeat despite the fact that United’s goal came from a highly contentious penalty, when Marcus Rashford went down and the referee pointed to the spot.

Wayne Rooney converted to put the hosts in front just before the break, but the Swans battled back courageously and levelled 10 minutes from time thanks to Gylfi Sigurdsson’s brilliant free-kick.

And Clement’s team could have won it late on had Fernando Llorente not missed from point-blank range.


Manchester United 1 Swans 2

Premier League – August 16, 2014

The Swans claimed their first ever league victory at Old Trafford on an unforgettable afternoon for Garry Monk and his team.

It was the opening day of the season, and the first Premier League game of new manager Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United reign.

The Red Devils had been in dominant form throughout pre-season and the consensus was that they would ease past the Swans.

But Monk’s men had other ideas.

They stunned the home crowd by taking the lead in the 28th minute as Ki Sung-Yueng stroked the ball home.

Wayne Rooney equalised for United early in the second period, but the Swans came again.

When Jefferson Montero crossed from the left in the 72nd minute, Wayne Routledge volleyed goalwards and Gylfi Sigurdsson swept home the winner.


Manchester United 1 Swans 2

FA Cup – January 5, 2014

The Swans had never won at Old Trafford in 10 visits stretching back to 1931 as they went into this FA Cup third-round tie.

But Michael Laudrup’s team, who had shown a penchant for knockout football, produced another memorable cup performance to humble David Moyes’s United side.

The Swans were not in great form going into the game having failed to win in seven matches.

But they took the lead after just 12 minutes when Alejandro Pozuelo fed Wayne Routledge and the winger finished with style.

United equalised just four minutes later through Javier Hernandez, and the game appeared to be heading for a draw heading into the last 10 minutes.

The hosts were then reduced to 10 men after Fabio’s rash challenge on Jose Canas and the Swans took advantage in the 90th minute.

When Routledge crossed from the left, Wilfried Bony rose highest to send a towering header beyond Anders Lindegaard.