Curtis: Swansea ‘unlucky’ in defeat at Manchester United

Date published: Saturday 2nd January 2016 6:16 - Rob Conlon

Alan Curtis: Manager feels side deserved a result at Old Trafford

Caretaker boss Alan Curtis says Swansea City lacked a slice of luck after narrowly losing to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Swansea looked to have earned a point when Gylfi Sigurdsson cancelled out Anthony Martial’s opener, only for Wayne Rooney to snatch a 2-1 victory for the hosts with a superb back heel.

The Welsh club almost rescued a draw in the last play of the match, when goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski went up for a corner but saw his header fall agonisingly wide.

“We almost got something out of the game. Funnily enough, Lukasz Fabianski had asked a couple of minutes earlier to go up for a similar situation. I told him to stay back. I wish I’d asked him to go up earlier,” Curtis said.

“We had to get back into the game. We were comfortable with the midfield diamond when it was 0-0, but once we went behind, we had to change things, so we put two wingers on to get back into it.

“We were a little disappointing in the first half, as we didn’t keep the ball well. We grew into the game after that, and we were unlucky not to get something.”

The game was the Curtis’ fifth in charge since the sacking of Garry Monk last month and the 61-year-old says he is unsure when a new manager will be appointed.

“We’re just carrying on. It could change from day to day. We prepare for a cup game next week, but things can change. Somebody could come in within the next day or two,” he added.

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