Swansea will travel to Manchester United and will hope to escape from the middle of the pack in the English Premier League.
United is riding high after defeating crosstown rival Manchester City and handily defeating Sunderland 3-1. Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie will lead the Reds to another strong performance, as Sir Alex Ferguson will ensure that his team is not caught off guard by an upstart Swansea club.
Swansea is led by Michu, one of the top scorers in the Premiere League. With Michu leading the attack, the Swans have scored six goals in their past two matches in their home stadium. They are dangerous on the attack and could surprise United.
These two clubs met twice last year, with United taking both matches and not allowing a goal to the Swans.
United will be heavily favored, but don't expect victory to come quite as easily for the Reds as it has in the past. Make sure to catch the action. Here's how you can do it.
Where: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, UK
When: Sunday, December 23 at 8:30 a.m. ET
Live Stream: Foxsoccer2go
Stars to Watch
United's best passer and possibly best player, Wayne Rooney is always a joy to watch. Rooney is usually one of the smartest players in the game, and this, combined with his complete control of the ball, ensure that he's a major player in every match.
With no pressure on Rooney and the Reds in this game, expect him to be at his calm, collected best.
One of the best bargain buys of the year has to be Miguel Perez Cuesta, better known as Michu.
Michu's attacking ability has been huge in keeping Swansea in the mix in the Premiere League. Paired with a stingy defense, Michu has kept Swansea competitive in most matches. Expect him to be instrumental in Swansea's bid in this game.
Robin Van Persie
Van Persie was the perfect addition for United. His technical precision pairs perfectly with Rooney's aggression and intelligence. The two combined are among the smartest players in the Premier league.
Van Persie and Rooney will both handle the ball a great deal in this match, so they'll be sure to command attention.