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Swansea to frustrate Man U – again

[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ust can’t happen – can it?

Will the Reds lose a fourth successive match for the first time since 1961?

And look who is in their way, Swansea, who knocked them out of the FA Cup just a week ago and in doing so gained their first-ever triumph at Old Trafford. The Swans had previously played at Old Trafford 10 times, drawing two and losing eight.

(Max last 10 only)
Jan 2014 FA Cup Man Utd 1-2 Swansea
Aug 2013 Premier Swansea 1-4 Man Utd
May 2013 Premier Man Utd 2-1 Swansea
Dec 2012 Premier Swansea 1-1 Man Utd
May 2012 Premier Man Utd 2-0 Swansea
Nov 2011 Premier Swansea 0-1 Man Utd
May 1983 Div 1 (old) Man Utd 2-1 Swansea
Dec 1982 Div 1 (old) Swansea 0-0 Man Utd
Jan 1982 Div 1 (old) Swansea 2-0 Man Utd
Sep 1981 Div 1 (old) Man Utd 1-0 Swansea

Moyes looks shell-shocked at the moment and it’s hardly surprising given his side also lost midweek to Sunderland in the Carling Cup and have work to do to stay in that competition which could well be there last realistic chance of silverware this season.

On the plus side for Moyes, he is facing a Swansea side whose form in the Premier League has tailed off and they have not won any of their last six league games. Michael Laudrup’s side are having a busy campaign – and it could be starting to show – they are still actively involved in the Europa League and, of course, the FA Cup.

On the negative side for Moyes, a loss today would almost be unimaginable and put his own position in doubt despite all the ‘give him time’ soundbites coming out of Old Trafford.

Both sides have injury problems notably Man U with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persiel again missing.

Rooney has been sent for some warm weather training as he tries to overcome a groin problem that has kept him out of United’s last two games, whilst Van Persie has not recovered from a thigh strain which has sidelined him for a month.

In addition, Rio Ferdinand (knee), Phil Jones (knee), Marouane Fellaini (wrist), Nani (hamstring) and Ashley Young (shoulder) are injured, whilst Fabio is suspended.

Not sure this will be an immediate bounce back for Man U who may well be frustrated by Swansea again and have to settle for a draw this time – which is around 16/5 with Star Sports.

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