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Lee Trundle column: Swansea City with face a tougher Old Trafford test in Manchester United rematch

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 11, 2014

Manchester United will be out for revenge after defeat to Swansea City in the FA Cup third round last week.

Manchester United will be out for revenge after defeat to Swansea City in the FA Cup third round last week.

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SWANSEA City's stunning FA Cup victory over Manchester United came at a cost — it will make today's game at Old Trafford that much tougher.

After Michael Laudrup's side dealt their hosts a knockout blow six days ago, the first thing United would have wanted is a chance of revenge.

Playing Swansea again in less than a week is almost a perfect situation for them.

The fact United also suffered a Capital One Cup defeat to Sunderland in midweek will also count against Swansea.

David Moyes has a team packed with champions who are not used to losing.

They will have been stewing on all the press coverage of their recent bad run and be determined to put it right.

Having said that, I don't think United possess the same star quality as in previous seasons.

A glance at their current team sheet does not invoke the same feelings of terror compared to years gone by.

There will be a lot of ordinary players — by their standard — wearing that red shirt today.

Another piece of good news is that Wayne Rooney is still not fit enough to feature.

Some have suggested that Rooney has not lived up to his potential in the last couple of seasons.

I totally disagree. Rooney is undoubtedly world class and, along with Steven Gerrard, remains one of England's best players.

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  • SwanseaJack10  |  January 11 2014, 11:46PM

    I loved you as a player Lee but you're a worse pundit than angry old Leighton James. No offence la!

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