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The Ecuador international, a new signing at the Liberty Stadium, has impressed the full-back in training this summer as the Swans prepare to face Manchester United

Swansea City star Angel Rangel believes that new signing Jefferson Montero is ready to menace Premier League defenders this season.

The Ecuadorian arrived in south Wales from Mexican club Morelia in July, joining the likes of Bafetimbi Gomis, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Lukasz Fabianski in making the move to the Liberty Stadium, and the full-back says that he has seen enough in training to expect good things from his new team-mate.

"He offers a lot of speed down the side, he can play with both feet and he can run at defenders," Rangel told the club's official website.

"You can see in training and in games that you have to try and double up when dealing with Jefferson because one-against-one he is quicker than anyone else. You need an extra defender to cover for you. In training, because I play on the right and he plays on the left, I can see what he's capable of.

"Hopefully he can carry on and show that confidence in one-versus-one situations in the Premier League."

Swansea were beaten 3-0 by Villarreal in their final pre-season friendly on Saturday but Rangel says that Garry Monk's side will go into their opening league fixture at Manchester United on Saturday with confidence.

"Manchester United are a top team," he remarked. "With a new manager, they will be very motivated, so it's going to be a tough game but we will go into the game feeling confident.

"When you go to Old Trafford, you know it's never going to be easy but we will be giving it our best."

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