Swansea will have to be 'faultless' to beat Manchester United, says Rangel

The 30-year-old was guilty of allowing Ryan Giggs to score the solitary goal in the corresponding fixture last season, and is keen to right those wrongs this term

Swansea City defender Angel Rangel wants his team to avoid a repeat of last season's narrow defeat when they take on Manchester United at home on Sunday.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side triumphed in a closely fought 1-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium last term, with Ryan Giggs netting the solitary goal courtesy of a mistake from Rangel while Scott Sinclair wasted an excellent opportunity to equalise moments later.

The 30-year-old believes that if Michael Laudrup's side are to do better against the current league leaders this time around, then they need to produced a "faultless" performance.

"We have to be faultless. You have to be at your best – all 11 players," Rangel told Wales Online.

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"We know we have to do things properly and that our concentration has to be right. If not we will get punished – that happened to me last season.

"We have to be well organised and then play our game when we are on the ball. We have nothing to lose in this game. The only pressure we have is that we play at home.

"We want to win every game at home but we are playing against the team on top of the league. Hopefully we can go out and do something good."

That defeat led to then-manager Brendan Rodgers claiming that his newly promoted side had been overawed by their illustrious opponents.

But having beaten Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City since, Rangel feels they now have nothing to fear against the big clubs.

He added: "We are not naive anymore, particularly against the big clubs at home.

"We know the crowd is going to be behind us 100 per cent. All we have to do is be positive and brave and go for the game.

"If you go and give too much respect to the opponent you are going to get beat. It happened at Manchester City in the first game of last season we weren’t ourselves. We have to go out and give everything.

"United were very well organised last year and didn’t let us play our own game. They were really good, they didn’t have many chances, but were very clinical.

"It will be similar. It’s a tough game against a team who are powerful with so many great players, especially with Robin van Persie now. We will have to be at our best, play our game and try and get something."