Premier League In Focus – Swansea vs Manchester United Preview

When? Saturday 19th August, 12:30 (UK)

Where? Liberty Stadium

Where can I watch it? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

This will be the 30th encounter between the two clubs.

Swansea have failed to win any of the last three matches between these two sides. Prior to that though, they had a three-game winning streak.

All three wins came via the scoreline of 2-1, with two of them taking place in front of their own fans at the Liberty Stadium.

The first time these two clubs met was back in September 1931. Manchester United ran out winners that afternoon, when Swansea were still known as Swansea Town.

The record defeat that Swansea have suffered at the hands of Manchester United is a 5-1 loss, which took place just under 80 years ago (December 1937).

There has not been a clean sheet in the last six matches between the two sides. The last time this happened was back in January 2014, when Manchester United beat Swansea 2-0 at Old Trafford.

Last season’s aggregate scoreline between the two clubs was 4-2 to Manchester United, after a 3-1 win at the Liberty Stadium for Jose Mourinho’s and a hard fought 1-1 draw at Old Trafford back in April.

Gylfi Sigurdsson likes scoring against Manchester United and Jose Mourinho will breathe a sigh of relief if Swansea boss Paul Clement does not select him again this weekend. The Icelandic international has scored in three of the last six head-to-head matches between the two clubs.

By the same token, Swansea will be glad that Wayne Rooney has been sold to Everton as he has also scored in three different matches during the last six head-to-head matches.

Louis Van Gaal’s first game in charge of Manchester United ended in defeat as Garry Monk’s side started their season with a surprise victory. Gylfi Sigurdsson returned from Tottenham that summer and scored the winner.