Stats: Swans v Manchester United

19th August 2017
First team

It's time for some statistics as we look ahead to the Swans’ first home Premier League fixture of the season against Manchester United (12.30pm).

The Swans host United looking to record a first win of the campaign, having drawn at Southampton last week.

And ahead of the fixture, we've taken a look at the game from a statistical perspective.


6 - The Swans are now unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches (W4 D2 L0) – this is their longest unbeaten run in the competition since a run of seven games between December 2012 and January 2013.

1 - Paul Clement's side have lost only one of their last eight Premier League home matches (W6 D1 L1) and in their only defeat in this run, they were leading until the 88th minute (1-3 vs Tottenham).

0 - The Swans have never kept a clean sheet against Manchester United in the Premier League in 12 contests. The last Swans goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet versus the Red Devils was Dai Davies in December 1982.

365 - Total successful passes made by the Swans at St Mary's last week - the 13th highest in the division on the opening day.

Manchester United

2 - Manchester United have won two of their last three Premier League meetings with Swansea (D1), this after losing the previous three all by a 2-1 scoreline.

4 - Last weekend, Romelu Lukaku became the fourth Man Utd player to score a brace on his Premier League debut (also Van Nistelrooy, Wilson, Rashford). Indeed, the Belgian striker is also looking to become the fifth player to net in his first two PL apps for Man Utd (also Ibrahimovic, Martial, Macheda, Saha).

12 - Manchester United have kept more clean sheets in 2017 than any other Premier League team.

2 - Manchester United have only won two points (W0 D2 L2) and scored one goal in their last four Premier League matches away from Old Trafford.

Players with the most . . . touches on the ball

Swans: Federico Fernandez - 68

Manchester United: Nemanja Matic - 88


29 - Meetings in all competitions between the clubs. The Swans have won 10, drawn 6 and lost 13, with the last meeting ending in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last April.

In a bid to improve the supporter experience on matchdays at the Liberty Stadium, the club will be erecting additional fencing outside the East Stand – on the red tarmac.

This will allow supporters to take food and drink outside at half-time at future games to ease congestion in the concourse areas.