PREVIEW: Man United v Swans
11th January 2014
The Swans go in search of a league and cup double when they head to Old Trafford on Saturday (5.30pm).
Michael Laudrup's side recorded the maiden victory over Manchester United last weekend in the third round of the FA Cup.
Wilfried Bony's stoppage-time winner proved the difference as Swansea re-wrote the history books once more.
And the two clubs now meet in the Premier League, with both sides keen to pick up points.
Manchester United have lost their last three games in all competitions, including a midweek defeat against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup.
The Red Devils have also lost four out of their last six matches on home soil, something that last happened in 1986.
But it isn't just United that need the points, with the Swans sitting just four points outside the relegation zone having won just once in their last seven league games.
Swansea are without a host of first-team players for the trip to Old Trafford, with Dwight Tiendalli and Jonathan de Guzman joining a lengthy injury list.
Meanwhile, United could welcome back Wayne Rooney from injury, while Rio Ferdinand is ruled out with a knee problem.
WHAT THEY SAID
Manchester United boss David Moyes: "I've been here before and done it before. I just sense that it's on the verge of turning, we're about to get a bit better.
"You need a little bit of good fortune to go for you, and it looks as if we're not getting enough of that at the moment.
"But I can sense in the dressing room that there's an urge to fight our current position."
Swans boss Michael Laudrup: "In recent games we have played with a lot of confidence. We just needed a win.
"On one hand we know it is possible and we have confidence going there, but I think it will be more difficult than last week. I expect them to come at us and they have to win this game.
"And we have to be ready for that because we know it will be tough."
MAN UNITED STATS
The home side have won four and lost none of their five previous Barclays Premier League meetings with Swansea
United defender Nemanja Vidic is in line to make his 200th Premier League appearance
Danny Welbeck, who scored a brace against Swansea on the opening day of the season, has scored five goals in his last five Premier League appearances
Swansea City have only won one of their last seven Barclays Premier League away games (D2 L4)
Wilfried Bony has scored in both of his appearances against Manchester United this season
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