English Premiership

Gylfi: United more settled

2015-02-20 13:19
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Getty Images)

London - Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson believes Louis van Gaal's Manchester United team are a different proposition to the one that the Swans faced on the opening day of the English Premiership.

"While it was a fantastic result at Old Trafford for us, United are different now," Sigurdsson said.

"They are more settled and are winning games and grinding out results - like we saw at Preston in the FA Cup on Monday.

"They've found their rhythm and have some great forward players who can turn games around.

"And at the back they've got quality in (goalkeeper) David de Gea, who is having a fantastic season."

Swansea have won just once in the English Premiership since Boxing Day and Garry Monk's side have slipped to ninth in the table.

But Sigurdsson is available again, having served a three-match ban after being sent off at Blackburn in the FA Cup fourth round.

And the former Tottenham midfielder is desperate to make amends with a strong performance against third-placed United.

"We have got to get better if we want to get a result against them. We lost a bit of form after Christmas but I'm confident we will bounce back," Sigurdsson said.

"It has been frustrating for the boys too because we haven't got the results we wanted. But you go through these types of patches in the season when things don't go your way.

"We need to turn it around and a win against United would certainly do that.

"We beat them on the opening day of the season and it was a great start for us. We went on a good run after that and we'll look to do the same this time around."

Swansea City host Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium at 17:00 on Saturday.

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