FOOTBALL NEWS

"If you look at Swansea, they play like a European side. They like to keep the ball on the floor and pass it around. That will suit us. We are used to playing against European competition."

– Jonny Evans



22/12/2012 12:00, Report by Nick Coppack
1 of 2 Next 

Evans: Swans' style suits us

Jonny Evans is hoping Swansea's style of football will play into the Reds' hands, as Sir Alex's men travel to the Liberty Stadium for Sunday's Barclays Premier League fixture.

Since gaining promotion to the top flight two years ago, the Welsh side have won a gaggle of admirers for their patient passing and high-tempo pressing game. But it's a style Evans says United are familiar with and the young defender, who penned a new contract on Friday, believes the Reds have what it takes to register an eighth away victory of the season on Sunday.

"I've also been really impressed by Swansea," Evans said. "I've seen them quite a bit on TV and the football they play is very good.

"When they changed their manager, people thought they might change their style. But they stuck to it. Maybe they are a bit more direct now but they are still a side that scores a lot of goals. They like to pass the ball well.

"If you look at Swansea, they play like a European side. They like to keep the ball on the floor and pass it around, which you don't always get an awful lot of in the Premier League.

"That will suit us. We are used to playing against European competition."

Evans didn't play in either of United's wins against the Swans last season but expects a tough test. He's also warned fans that the Welsh team will probably enjoy the majority of possession.

"Swansea will have large periods where they have the ball," he said.

"But we have to be patient and keep our formation and our shape. In recent times we've had a history of being a counter-attacking team but hopefully we can nick the ball off them and score goals.

1 of 2 Next 

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Premier League