Preview: Man Utd v Swans
12th May 2013
There is sure to be quite an atmosphere as the Swans take on Manchester United in the penultimate game of the season (4pm).
Michael Laudrup's side head to Old Trafford in what will be Sir Alex Ferguson's last home game in charge following his decision to retire at the end of the campaign.
It marks 27 years in the dugout for the Scot, who has celebrated this year by guiding United to a record 20th league title.
The Swans, however, will be looking to end the season on a high and follow on from Tuesday's win over Wigan.
That result was their first victory in eight games and only the second since lifting the Capital One Cup back in February.
Laudrup's men remain ninth in the Premier League table and are on course for a top half finish in what has already been a memorable campaign.
But with Sir Alex set to bow out in front of the Old Trafford crowd, it is sure to be quite some occasion.
Rafael is suspended for the home side, but Danny Welbeck could return after a knee injury.
Meanwhile, Michael Laudrup is sweating on the fitness of Angel Rangel, Chico Flores and top scorer Michu, while Ki Sung-Yueng could return after a thigh problem.
What they said
Swans boss Michael Laudrup:"For us, Sunday's game is one where we'll try to do our best," he said. "We have everything to win, and nothing to lose.
"Their players will want to give Sir Alex the best leaving present, and it will be a difficult game for us. We'll try and get something but even so we'll still have a great opportunity to finish in the top half of the table.
"But there is absolutely no pressure on us
Head to head
The two clubs have only met three times in the Premier League, with United twice running out winners.
The reverse fixture this season ended in a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium back in December.
Manchester United stats
Against Chelsea last weekend, United failed to score for the first time in 67 successive home league games; ending what was a Premier League record (66 games)
No team has gifted their opponents more own goals than Manchester United this season (five)
United have two wins from their last six league games (D2 L2)
With victory at Wigan on Tuesday, Swansea ended their longest Premier League run (seven matches) without a win
Swansea also scored three goals in a Premier League away match for the first time since the opening day of the season (5-0 at QPR)
No side have drawn more Premier League games 0-0 this season than Swansea City (six)
32Red odds: Manchester United 4/13 Swans 10/1 Draw 23/5