Manchester United are seen as 3/5 favourites to defeat Swansea as the defending Champions continue to search for their first win in 2014.
After being unceremoniously dumped out of the FA Cup by Swansea one week ago, United will be keen to even the score as they once again host The Jacks at Old Trafford.
Following on from their 2-1 defeat to Tottenham at the start of the year, United find themselves down in 7th spot with the European places slowly slipping further and further away from them.
Life at Old Trafford doesn’t get any easier for David Moyes as the Scotsman will once again find himself without Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie due to injuries.
Although Danny Welbeck has helped fill the void somewhat in recent weeks, there are still question marks over attacking players such as Javier Hernandez and Ashley Young who have struggled to make any impact in the Premier League this season.
Indeed, Welbeck’s form has turned him into one of the most in-form strikers in the Premier League full stop at the moment with the England international having scored 5 in 5 over the festive period.
Swansea will be prepared on a United onslaught though with The Swans keen to keep themselves in the midfield battle where they currently sit 13th in the table.
However, Michael Laudrup is going through a severe injury crisis which has seen no more than 7 of their first team names drop out of contention for the trip to Old Trafford.
The problems have come as Jonathan de Guzman, Dwight Tiendalli and Ronald Lamah have joined the likes of Michu, Pablo Hernandez and Michel Vorm in the stands.
This means that Leon Britton and Jose Canas come into the squad acting as holding midfielders whilst captain Ashley Williams is joined at the back by the likes of Ben Davies and Angel Rangel.
Wilfried Bony will start as a lone striker upfront but that is something that won’t bother the Ivorian who has scored against Manchester United (twice) in each occasion he’s faced them since joining Swansea in the summer.
Swansea will certainly have the confidence going into the game following on from last week’s win but David Moyes and his Manchester United squad will be eager to end their recent rot with a crushing victory on Saturday evening.