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10/01/2014 11:16, Report by Tim Oscroft
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Preview: United v Swansea

Date, time and coverage

: Saturday 11 January, 17:30 GMT. Live TV coverage in the UK on Sky. Follow the action live via ManUtd.com's rolling blog and MUTV Online's radio commentary.

Form guide: United will want to make sure the disappointing start to 2014 comes to an end when Swansea return to Old Trafford just six days after their dramatic win in the third round of the FA Cup. Wilfried Bony’s header handed the Swans victory for the first time in eight outings, not to mention their first ever on the Reds’ home turf. They’ll begin this weekend’s fixtures  four points above the relegation zone.

Ins and outsJonny Evans looked to be carrying a knock of some kind when the defender was substituted at Sunderland, possibly adding to David Moyes’ list of absentees. Wayne Rooney has missed the last two matches with a groin problem, while Robin van Persie has yet to return to action following a thigh injury sustained a month ago. Phil Jones may be close to a return after damaging a knee, but Nani has a hamstring strain, the extent of Rio Ferdinand's injury from last Sunday is unknown and Marouane Fellaini will be absent for some time following wrist surgery. For Swansea, wingers Pablo Hernandez and Roland Lamah are out with hamstring and abductor issues respectively, goalkeeper Michel Vorm is still short of fitness after a successful knee operation and striker Michu is out for several more weeks after ankle surgery. A calf problem means that midfielder Jonathan de Guzman misses out, as does Dwight Tiendalli following a hamstring strain.

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