Second half goals spark Manchester United recovery

Posted on January 12, 2014  by Bricki  in Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Swansea City   9 Comments »
Adnan Januzaj surges past Leon Britton
Adnan Januzaj was a constant torment for Manchester United against Swansea City

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After being knocked out of the FA Cup at the hands of Swansea only a week before, United were looking for their first win of the year. The Premier League Fixtures provided a quick opportunity to atone for that loss with the Swans visiting Old Trafford again. Rooney and Van Persie were still absent and Evans was also ruled out. Chris Smalling looked to put his image issues behind him with a solid performance and Danny Welbeck lead the line with support from Januzaj, Kagawa and Valencia. Tom Cleverley was taken out of the firing line with Darren Fletcher coming to provide some steel in the middle of the park.

After a dull first half from both sides with only a Januzaj free kick off the bar providing any sort of excitement, it would take some inspiration from Moyes at half time to dig out a result. A few tweaks of the line up resulted in United starting the second half well, goals from Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck resulted in the first 3 points of 2014.

Here we look at the talking points of the game at Old Trafford and invite comments/opinion from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United vs. Swansea City view from the opposition

Posted on January 11, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Swansea City   No Comments »
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand celebrates the winner against Swansea City
Rio Ferdinand scores against Swansea in what was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge at home

Manchester United welcome Swansea City for the second time in under a week and are hoping for a better result than last Sunday. Monday 6th January is generally considered the most depressing day of the year, when the majority of people head back to work following the Christmas break – this of course was made even worse by the fact that United had lost both opening 2014 fixtures and were set to lose again mid week to Sunderland in the League Cup.

David Moyes is under an excruciating amount of pressure and is again missing both Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, who have scored 22 goals between them so far this season. Centre half Jonny Evans is a doubt having picked up a back injury midweek against Sunderland whilst Pablo Hernandez and Roland Lamah are missing for Swansea City due to hamstring and abductor problems respectively.

Many United fans were disheartened to learn that the club are unlikely to purchase any new players in the January transfer window despite being linked to the industrious Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund, who has missed most of the season so far through injury.

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Robin van Persie goals help United sink Swansea

Posted on August 18, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Man United, Match Reports, Swansea City   8 Comments »
Robin van Persie scores for Manchester United at Swansea
Robin van Persie scores a brilliant volley as Manchester United beat Swansea City 4-1

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David Moyes took charge of his first league game away to Swansea – a tricky looking opening game particularly given that United could only draw there last season. Moyes named Rooney on the bench and made two changes from last week’s Community Shield as Ferdinand replaced Rafael and Valencia replaced Zaha. Swansea left new signing, Bony, on the bench after he’d had a busy week with the Ivory Coast. We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Swansea City vs. Manchester United preview: Line up & prediction

Posted on August 17, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Swansea City   4 Comments »
Ashley Youn against Swansea
Ashley Young in action against Swansea City for Manchester United last season

Manchester United travel to Swansea City for the evening kickoff on Saturday evening for first game of the Premier League season for both club. The league Champions take on the League Cup winners, having battled out a 1-1 draw last December at the Liberty stadium. David Moyes will be hoping to get his Manchester United career off to flying start having already won the Community Shield last Sunday.

United have played Swansea City twice away in the past two seasons, although previously to that – the two sides hadn’t meet since the 1982/83 season, with a team consisting of Bryan Robson, Steve Coppell and Gordon McQueen. Here we preview the opening match of the season and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United vs. Swansea City match preview & line up

Posted on May 11, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Swansea City   1 Comment »
Ashley Youn against Swansea
Swansea City travel to Old Trafford on Sunday in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final home match

Manchester United welcome Swansea City to Old Trafford on Sunday in what will be Sir Alex Ferguson last ever homematch. The legendary manager will clock up 1,499 games and will field a strong side, which could well feature Paul Scholes – who also looks set to retire at the end of the campaign. The game will mark the 20th time both sides have met over the years. United have won eight of the previous nineteen matches, whilst Swansea City have won six.

The league cup winners have had a very successful campaign, with impressive debut seasons from legendary Danish playmaker Michael Laudrup, who has guided the Swans to their first major trophy, and Spanish forward Michu who has been a goal scoring revelation.

Here we discuss the match preview and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Swansea 1-1 Man United: the good, the bad, and the Carrick

Posted on December 23, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik, Swansea City   33 Comments »

Ashley Youn against Swansea

Ashley Young against Swansea

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The busy festive spell kicked off with arguably the hardest fixture of the lot – a trip to south Wales to take on one of the league’s leakiest home defences. Swansea are in the gabble of teams who are nicely above the relegation spots and just a few points off Europe despite being in the bottom half of the table. United were guaranteed to be top before kick off but with City’s late winner yesterday, only a win would do. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Swansea City vs. Manchester United match preview & lineup

Posted on December 22, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Quotes, Swansea City   5 Comments »
Ashley Young
Ashley Young scores in the 2-0 victory for Manchester United over Swansea City

Author: Stretford_End

Manchester United take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, which will be the 19th time the two clubs have met. United won both fixtures last season, beating Swansea 1-0 away, through Javier Hernandez goal and 2-0 at Old Trafford with goals from Paul Scholes and Ashley Young. The latter game was the penultimate match in the 2011/12 season, which United had to try get closer to Manchester City’s goal difference.

Alas, United lost the league on goal difference, which no doubt was one of the driving factors towards Sir Alex Ferguson’s pursuit of Robin van Persie. United top the table going into Christmas, whilst Swansea lie in 10th under the guidance of former Danish playmaker Michael Laudrup. Here we look at team news, injuries and possible United lineup.

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