Swansea City face Manchester United on Saturday in the Premier League in a match which could prove highly significant at both ends of the table.

The Swans will be hoping for an unlikely win, or at least a point, to ease their relegation worries. It may prove to be a tall order against the Red Devils, who are currently in second place and have only been defeated once at home by Swansea in the Premier League. United also hammered the Swans 4-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Here is how Swansea might line up on Saturday.

Goalkeeper

  • Fabianski

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As Swansea’s established first choice keeper, the Poland international is highly likely to start against the Red Devils on Saturday.​

Defence

  • Naughton

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  • van der Hoorn

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  • Mawson

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  • Olsson

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Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal is likely to keep faith with what seems to have become his first choice back line.

He will be especially relieved that his highly rated centre back Alfie Mawson has come through the international break without picking up an injury. 

Sweden international left back Martin Olsson is also expected to be available for Saturday’s clash.

Midfield

Carvalhal may opt for a combination of grit and flair in midfield, with Wales international Andy King and Sam Clucas providing the grit, and South Korean Ki Sung-yeung providing the flair.

Nathan Dyer’s pace and guile may also earn him the nod for a match in which fast and direct counter-attacks are likely to be the Swans’ best hope of success.

Forwards

  • Abraham

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​In the absence of the suspended Jordan Ayew, Tammy Abraham may be restored to the starting lineup.

The England striker has had a disappointing season in front of goal, but Carvalhal may feel that his physical power and directness could unsettle a Manchester United back line which has sometimes looked vulnerable this season – not least when the Red Devils shipped two goals against Swansea’s fellow strugglers Crystal Palace.

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