Swansea City v Manchester United: Match preview


Swansea City v Manchester United
Barclays Premier League
Liberty Stadium
Saturday, November 19. Kick-off: 1730

Swansea midfielder Stephen Dobbie is set to return for Brendan Rodgers' side after recovering from an ankle injury.

Neil Taylor is also in contention, although Steven Caulker is still sidelined with a knee complaint.

Manchester United winger Ashley Young is fit again after a to injury, but Danny Welbeck is still not fit following international duty

Chris Smalling is not expected to make the squad, while Tom Cleverley and Michael Owen are out until Christmas.


Ferguson content with midfield options


Sir Alex Ferguson is happy with his midfield options, despite the prolonged absence of Tom Cleverley.

The United boss confirmed on Friday that Cleverley will be out of action until Christmas after the extent of his injury emerged as more serious than first thought.

Ahead of United's weekend clash with Swansea City, Swans striker Danny Graham had identified Cleverley as the key threat the Barclays Premier League champions would pose.

However, United will have to make do without the 22-year-old, and Ferguson is perfectly content with the other players he has at his disposal.

"We have options," he said. "Michael Carrick is back, we’ve got Darren Fletcher, Ryan Giggs.

"I can play Phil Jones there if I wish, we’ve got Darron Gibson coming back, Wayne Rooney has played there.

"Ji-sung Park can play there and we’ve done that in the past with him. So I have options and I’m not overly worried about it – I’m happy."

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