Nemanja Vidic
Nemanja Vidic [Reuters]

Manchester United host Swansea City at Old Trafford for the weekend Premier League clash on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 5:30pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm GMT.

Overview

United come into this game having lost three back-to-back games in all competitions played since the turn of the year. The Red Devils started 2014 with a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford as Danny Welbeck scored their only goal on New Year's Day.

David Moyes' side then suffered a shock exit in the third round of the FA Cup following 1-2 defeat against Swansea last Sunday. Javier Hernandez netted an equaliser for the hosts shortly after Wayne Routledge put the Swans in the lead. But Wilfried Bony's goal in the dying minutes of the game ensured the visitors' place in the next round of the competition.

The Premier League champions then succumbed to their third successive defeat by the same score line against Sunderland in the first leg semi-final clash of the Capital One Cup. Nemanja Vidic's goal was sandwiched between a Ryan Giggs' own goal and Fabio Borini's penalty at the Stadium of Light.

Moyes will be desperate to ease the pressure off his back and mark United's first win of the year against Swansea on Saturday. United currently sit seventh in the league table with 34 points from 20 matches three less than sixth placed Spurs.

Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony [Reuters]

Swansea had gone winless in their last seven matches in all competitions prior to their surprise victory at Old Trafford. In their last league fixture, the Swans lost 2-3 to Manchester City but Bony found his goal scoring touch netting two goals before heading the winner in their next game against the Red Devils in the FA Cup. The Ivorian is the top scorer for the Welsh club in the league with six goals this season.

Michael Laudrup will be buoyed by his side's response and character at the home of the English champions and will be hoping for a repeat of last Sunday's performance.

The Swans currently sit 13th with 21 points after 20 matches in the league table just four points off the relegation zone. But three points at the Theatre of Dreams may leapfrog the Welsh club into the top half of the table depending on results in the other matches.

What Managers Say

David Moyes: "Obviously not winning can affect your confidence, it plays a big part in football but prior to that we'd won six games in a row and we were not talking about confidence in the game after that. It can happen - you lose games in football - but we need to try to get back to winning ways and get those three points."

Michael Laudrup: "In recent games we have played with a lot of confidence. We just needed a win. On one hand we know it is possible and we have confidence going there, but I think it will be more difficult than last week. I expect them to come at us and they have to win this game. And we have to be ready for that because we know it will be tough."

Team Form

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L L W W
  • Last Result: Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United

Swansea City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L D L L
  • Last Result: Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United

Team News

Manchester United

Antonio Valencia and Leon Britton
Antonio Valencia and Leon Britton tussle for the ball during the FA Cup clash. [Reuters]
  • Injured: Wayne Rooney (groin), Robin van Persie (thigh), Phil Jones (knee), Nani (hamstring), Rio Ferdinand (knee), Marouane Fellaini (wrist)
  • Doubtful: Jonny Evans (knock)
  • Suspended: Fabio da Silva

Probable Lineup: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Januzaj; Hernandez, Welbeck

Swansea City

  • Injured: Pablo Hernandez (hamstring), Roland Lamah (abductor), Nathan Dyer (ankle), Michu (ankle), Michel Vorm (knee), Gary Monk (knee), Dwight Tiendalli (hamstring), Jonathan de Guzman (calf)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Tremmel; Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies; Britton, Canas; Pozuelo, Shelvey, Routledge; Bony