PHOTO: Possible Swansea vs Manchester United line-ups
Manchester United travel to Wales at the Liberty Stadium as they try and steady their top 3 spot, while also piling pressure on the two above.
The hosts are boosted by the return of Gylfi Sigurðsson, who will be available after serving a three-match ban due to the red card he picked up in the 3-1 defeat against Blackburn in the FA Cup. He will go into the first team directly, and could replace Jack Cork, who debuted for the Swans against West Brom in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat. Wayne Routledge and Marvin Emnes are also fit, giving Garry Monk more selection options.
Manchester United meanwhile, will welcome back striker Robin van Persie after a short injury spell. The Dutchman missed the Red Devils’ midweek FA Cup win over Preston with a minor knock, but is available for the trip to Wales. Phil Jones also returns from his knee problem which he suffered in the 3-1 win over Burnley
Swansea: (4-2-3-1): Fabiański; Naughton, Fernández, Williams, Taylor; Ki, Cork; Dyer, Shelvey, Montero; Gomis.
The return of Sigurðsson means Shelvey is likely to drop into central midfield, with the Icelander slotting in the hole behind Gomis. Jack Coark will make way for the change.
Manchester United: (4-1-3-2): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw; Blind; Herrera, Rooney, Di María; Falca, van Persie.
Ander Herrera, who scored in the FA Cup against Preston, will be knocking on the door for a start, and is likely to be presented with one. He will partner Angel Di Maria and Daley Blind in midfield, with Rooney likey to be withdrawn from his striker role against Preston to accomodate van Persie upfront
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