Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez [Reuters]

Manchester United take on Swansea City in the third round of the FA Cup fixture at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4:30pm GMT. Live coverage is on BT Sport 1. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


United's winning streak of six matches in all competitions came to a screeching halt on New Year's Day. Tottenham Hotspur beat the reigning English champions 1-2 at Old Trafford with only Danny Welbeck scoring one for the hosts. The hosts will be hoping to bounce back from the defeat when they take on Swansea in the FA Cup clash. The Red Devils were victorious in their last meeting between the two sides when Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck scored a brace to ensure a comfortable 4-1 win away.

David Moyes would have hoped to start the year by continuing the winning run, given that his side are not living up to their expectations in the Premier League this season. They are languishing seventh in the table after 20 matches with 34 points, 11 less than league leaders Arsenal. The 50-year-old will be hoping that his side can progress to the finals of this competition and win silverware in his first season in-charge of the club.

Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony [Reuters]

The Swans fought valiantly but lost 2-3 to Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium in their previous fixture. Wilfried Bony has been the stellar performer for the Welsh club scoring six goals in the league this season, including the two on New Year's Day defeat at home.

The Swans are currently 13th in the league table with 21 points, just four shy off the relegation zone. Michael Laudrup will be urging his side to put an end to their winless run and add to United's problems this season. The 49-year-old will be hoping to progress in the competition and add another trophy to the Welsh side's cabinet, having won the Capital One Cup last campaign.

What Managers Say

David Moyes "If you are a club like Manchester United, you want to be involved in all competitions. For this club not to have won the FA Cup for 10 years is a bit of surprise. It's something we will try to do and we will do everything we possibly can to try to get through on Sunday."

Michael Laudrup: "We are playing at Old Trafford against Man United, so we want to do as well as we can, even though it will be very difficult. For me, the cups are always something special, but I have also always said that the Premier League is like the daily bread – the most important thing – and of course that is our first priority."

Team Form

David Moyes
David Moyes [Reuters]

Manchester United

  • Last five (all competitions, most recent first): L W W W W
  • Last Result: Manchester United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Swansea City

  • Last five (all competitions, most recent first): L D L L D
  • Last Result: Swansea City 2-3 Manchester City

Team News

Manchester United

  • Injured: Rafael da Silva (groin), Phil Jones (knee), Nani (hamstring), Marouane Fellaini (wrist), Ashley Young (shoulder), Robin van Persie (thigh), Wayne Rooney (groin)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable lineup: Lindegaard; Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley; Valencia, Kagawa, Januzaj; Hernandez

Swansea City

  • Injured: Michu (ankle), Nathan Dyer (ankle), Michel Vorm (knee), Gary Monk (knee), Pablo Hernandez (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: Leon Britton (illness)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable lineup: Tremmel; Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Davies; Canas; Routledge, Shelvey, De Guzman, Lamah; Bony