Manchester United v Swansea City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 1st January 2016 11:58

Bafetimbi Gomis: Swansea striker has scored winner in last two games against Manchester United

Manchester United are on their worst run since 1990 and on Saturday host a Swansea City side that they have struggled against recently.

Team news

Manchester United have a continuing doubt over Jesse Lingard, who has missed three weeks with a hamstring injury, while none of Antonio Valencia (foot), Luke Shaw (leg) or Marcos Rojo (shoulder) are close to returning.

Swansea, meanwhile, will hope that Federico Fernandez can recover in time from the bruised heel that saw him miss Monday’s goalless draw at Crystal Palace. Alan Curtis rotated heavily for that game, making eight changes, but the likes of Angel Rangel, Leon Britton, Ki Sung-yueng, Wayne Routledge, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Ayew will all hope to return at Old Trafford.

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  • Manchester United have won three of their last four Premier League home games against Swansea City, though they did lose the most recent clash.
  • In fact, Swansea have won four of the last five meetings with Manchester United in all competitions, all by a 2-1 scoreline, including two of their last three visits to Old Trafford.
  • Bafetimbi Gomis has scored the winning goal in each of the last two Premier League games against Manchester United.
  • Manchester United have found the back of the net in all 12 of their home league encounters with Swansea (25 in total), winning nine (D2 L1).
  • Wayne Rooney has been directly involved in three goals in his last four Premier League games against Swansea (one goal, two assists).
  • Swansea have won just one of their last 10 Premier League away games, losing six of these (D3).
  • Manchester United have now gone eight games without victory in all competitions, their worst run since January 1990 (also eight games). The last time that they went nine competitive games in a row without a win was in November 1988.
  • Five of Manchester United’s last eight games at Old Trafford in all competitions have ended goalless.
  • Manchester United’s last two Premier League defeats from leading positions have both come against Swansea City (1-2 in Feb 2015 and 1-2 in Aug 2015).

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