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10/05/2013 11:42, Report by A Marshall & L Kane
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Preview: United v Swansea

Date, time and coverage: Sunday 12 May, kick-off 16:00 BST. Live on Sky Sports in the UK, you can follow it on ManUtd.com with text and radio commentary.

Form guide: United will be looking to ensure Sir Alex Ferguson's final home match in charge is a memorable one. After losing two of the last three fixtures at Old Trafford, the onus is on the champions to put on a show and provide an occasion fitting for the greatest-ever manager. Swansea's season was expected to tail off, perhaps, following the Capital One Cup victory at Wembley but Michael Laudrup's side showed they are still up for the fight with a win at relegation-haunted Wigan in midweek.

Ins and outs: Paul Scholes looks likely to be handed a chance to parade his midfield talents once again after recovering from injury. Danny Welbeck could be back in contention after missing the Chelsea defeat while Wayne Rooney will hope to start after being on the bench last weekend. Rafael is suspended so Phil Jones or Chris Smalling will probably feature at right-back while Ashley Young is out. Gerhard Tremmel will deputise for Michel Vorm if the Dutch keeper fails to recover from the injury he received at Wigan. Chico Flores is set to return but Ki Sung-Yueng and Michu are doubts. 

Betting: United are priced at 1.25 with the draw 5.50 and Swansea big outsiders, as you would expect, at 11.00. Robin van Persie is favourite to score first at 3.50 while the odds on more than 2.5 goals in the match are 1.53. Place your bets.

Last meeting: United had to settle for a 1-1 scoreline, and first draw of the league season, at the Liberty Stadium after Michu cancelled out Patrice Evra's opener just before Christmas. There was some controversy with Sir Alex upset with Ashley Williams for belting the ball at a grounded Robin van Persie, which sparked an angry response from the striker.

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