Swansea v Manchester United At The Liberty Stadium Breaking News Is That Nemanja Vidic Starts.
SWANSEA (Sporting Alert) — Leading defender Nemanja Vidic will make his first start for Manchester United since September after he was handed a place in the starting XI against Swansea at The Liberty Stadium.
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Venue: Liberty Stadium
Date: Sunday, 23 December
Vidic is partnered by Jonny Evans in the defensive area, with Rio Ferdinand and Chris Smalling making make for the pair.
Also in the starting team this afternoon for Manchester United are Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Tom Cleverley.
It is also good to see that manager Sir Alex Ferguson has decided to still with goalkeeper David de Gea, who is having a good run between the sticks at the moment.
The Red Devils continue to be without midfield playmaker Shinji Kagawa, who despite returning to training is not ready to make his comeback.
Meanwhile, Michel Vorm returns in goal for for Swansea City after missing ten games because of an injury. He replaces Gerhard Tremmel, with Kemy Agustien coming in for Ki Sung-yeung in midfielder.
Manchester United will be looking to reinstate its six-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League table, following Manchester City win over Reading on Saturday to cut the gap to three.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is confident his team will put on a good display against the league leaders, as they seek to move up to eighth with what would be an upset win at home.
Manchester United FC: De Gea; Jones, Evans, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Young; Rooney, van Persie.
Subs: Lindegaard, Büttner, Fletcher, Giggs, Scholes, Hernandez, Welbeck
Swansea City FC: Vorm; Tiendalli, Chicho, Williams, Davies; Britton, Agustien, Dyer, De Guzman; Routledge, Michu
Subs: Tremmel, Graham, Monk, Shechter, Moore, Sung-Yeung, Richards