Britton wary of new-look Manchester United

The Swansea City midfielder warns that "we couldn't have asked for a much tougher game" despite the upheaval at Old Trafford in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement
Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton refuses to be lulled into a false sense of security amid suggestions that opening-day opponents Manchester United may come into the season weaker than before.

The Welsh side start the new Premier League campaign with a home game against the champions on Saturday, when much of the focus will be on David Moyes after he got the nod to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at United.

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With Moyes facing an enormous task to follow in his fellow Scot's footsteps, some have suggested that the Red Devils could struggle initially, but the Swans star is in no doubt that they will have a point to prove at the Liberty Stadium.

"People ask: 'Is it a good time to play Manchester United?' but you have to remember they are the champions and won the league by 11 points last year," the 30-year-old insisted to reporters.

"Yes, they have changed their manager but they have not changed their players that much. We couldn't have asked for a much tougher game.

"It's all eyes on Manchester United to see how they start under a new manager. It's a new era.

"You saw the job David Moyes did at Everton over the last 10 years. He didn't have the biggest budget but they always finished very highly under him."

Swansea held United to a 1-1 draw at home last season and are in good form, having won all of their seven friendlies in pre-season and reached the Europa League play-offs with a 4-0 aggregate win over Malmo.