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  • November 19, 2011
  • • 12:30 PM
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: M. Dean
  • • Attendance: 20295
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Premier League Preview: Swansea City - Manchester United

Premier League Preview: Swansea City - Manchester United

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The newly promoted side has conceded only one goal at the Liberty Stadium all season and has never been beaten by the Red Devils on home turf in its history.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

SWANSEA CITY

Vorm
Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor
Dyer, Britton, Gower, Sinclair
Allen
Graham
MANCHESTER UNITED
 
De Gea
Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra
Nani, Fletcher, Rooney, Park
Hernandez, Welbeck
Brendan Rodgers will have to make do without Ferrir Bodde, as the midfielder is still recovering after undergoing surgery. Alan Tate also remains on the sidelines owing to an odd golfing accident that saw him end up with a broken leg.

Stephen Dobbie (ankle) and Steven Caulker (knee) are both doubts, with the latter believed to be unlikely to make it in time for this fixture.

Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson has a fair amount of injury worries, with Darron Gibson (ankle), Michael Owen (thigh), and Chris Smalling (toe) currently on the sidelines, although Tom Cleverley and Ashley Young have been tipped for returns.

Meanwhile, Ryan Giggs, Rafael and Anderson are doubts for this clash as they are still regaining fitness following their respective injuries, with the lengthy list of absentees likely forcing Sir Alex to use Wayne Rooney in midfield again.

 DID YOU KNOW?

  • Swansea City is undefeated at home in the Premier League this season, having won three and drawn two of its five games at the Liberty Stadium.
  • The Swans have also conceded only one goal at home in the league this campaign, with no other team having a better defensive record.
  • This match will be the first meeting between the two sides in the Premier League era. The last time they locked horns was back in 1983 when Frank Stapleton and Bryan Robson scored one each to give the Red Devils a 2-1 victory.
  • Manchester United has played Swansea 16 times during the course of its history, but has never been able to beat the opposition away from home.
  • But Sir Alex Ferguson's players are currently undefeated on their travels this season and have scored 10 goals. Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have scored more.
  • United has scored one or more goals in the club's last 14 league games, but it has scored only one goal in each of its last four matches.
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Players to watch

M. Vorm

Position: Goalkeeper

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W. Rooney

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Swansea City

Manchester United

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Swansea City AFC SWA
Swansea City AFC Swansea City
Draw
Manchester United FC MUN
Manchester United FC Manchester United
91%

Top 3 Predictions

Swansea City AFC SWA
0 - 3
Manchester United FC MUN
Swansea City AFC SWA
0 - 2
Manchester United FC MUN
Swansea City AFC SWA
1 - 3
Manchester United FC MUN

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