Manchester United vs. Swansea: Preview, News and Starting XI's

Thomas AtzenhofferCorrespondent IIMay 4, 2012

SWANSEA, WALES - NOVEMBER 19:  Goalkeeper Michel Vorm of Swansea collides with Wayne Rooney of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at The Liberty Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Manchester United never expected to be put in the situation where they are now.

Two games left in the season, and having allowed Manchester City to do the league double over them for the first time in 48 years could be what costs them a shot at their record 20th English title.

Granted that anything can happen over the course of two games, United have to go all out in order to make sure they win the last two and pray that they erase the seven-goal advantage held by City.

Sir Alex has got to go all out attack or he will be giving up the ghost on the league without a last fight.

Swansea City will be itching to get at United after the big dogs have been knocked down.

The Welsh side has had an impressive first season in the EPL and are always a threat to upset any team.



Neither side has to worry about any first-team players being suspended, so we should see the best 11 from either side for the contest.



Manchester United continue to be the walking injured this season, with nine players currently on the injured list.

Danny Welbeck joined the injured ranks along with Jonathan Evans before and after the Manchester Derby.

Michael Owen is scheduled to be back in contention for a first-team place, but I doubt he gets one.

Swansea City only have to worry with an injury to Angel Rangel, who will be a game-time decision for Brendan Rogers.

SWANSEA, WALES - NOVEMBER 19:  Sir Alex Ferguson (R) the Manchester United manager and Brendan Rogers the Swansea manager look on during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at The Liberty Stadium on November 19, 20
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Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped his opposing manager this weekend, Brendan Rogers, to be the English Premier League manager of the year for his solid middle-of-the-table performance with new boys in Swansea, according to WalesOnline.

WalesOnline also is reporting that Swansea have had a bid to keep loan star Gylfi Sigurdsson rejected.


Manchester United Starting XI

De Gea, Chris Smalling, Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jones, Patrice Evra, Nani, Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney.


Swansea City Starting XI

Michel Vorm, Gary Monk, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Joe Allen, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer, Scott Sinclair, Danny Graham.


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