Louis van Gaal admits his Manchester United side underperformed as they edged out Sheffield United 1-0 in the third-round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
Chris Smalling is hoping Manchester United can build on their positive start to the new year following Saturday’s 2-1 win over Swansea City.
Manuel Pellegrini believes his side showed great resilience in beating Swansea after their recent hectic run, with particular applause given to Yaya Toure.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has criticised the Swansea City hierarchy for their decision to sack Garry Monk ahead of their clash and has called for more patience for managers.
Sergio Aguero’s injury over the international break will have come as a crushing blow to Manchester City, especially after his five goals last time out against Newcastle United.
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The confidence created in the Manchester United squad from equalling the Champions League qualification record on Wednesday is clear to see as they prepare to face Swansea on Sunday.
Louis van Gaal says he won’t be dwelling on Manchester United’s return to the Champions League group stage ahead of a tough return to Barclays Premier League action this weekend.
United were beaten 2-1 in south Wales on Saturday, with goals from Ki Sung-yeung and Bafetimbi Gomis cancelling out Ander Herrera’s earlier strike.
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Swansea are flying high in fifth place, just three points behind City, and they head to the Etihad looking to better the 3-0 defeat they suffered there last season.