Manchester United look to maintain record; Robin van Persie set to return

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Ahead of Manchester United's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, we bring you all the best Opta stats.

Louis van Gaal will be looking for retribution after losing his first competitive game as Manchester United manager at home to Swansea City on the opening day of season. 

Here are the top five statistics from the United's weekend encounter:

1 - Manchester United have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League matches (W10 D4 L1). In that 15-game run, they have picked up more points than any other team in the top flight. Meanwhile, Swansea have won just one of their last seven Premier League games (W1 D3 L3).

9 - The Swans have scored just nine goals in their last 11 Premier League games and not more than once in a game during that run. During the same period, the Red Devils have scored 19 times, while they haven't conceded more than once in a match since a 2-2 draw with West Bromwhich Albion last October.

46 - Manchester United have conceded a league high 46% of their goals from set pieces. However, no team has scored fewer goals from set pieces than Swansea (4), while no team has netted a lower proportion via this route (14%). United have scored 11 goals from set pieces this term. 

10 - Robin van Persie is likely to make his return on Saturday. The 31-year-old, who has scored 10 times this season, was forced to miss United's 3-1 victory over Preston North End in the FA Cup on Monday night through injury, but he has been declared fit to face the Swans. 

  PositionAppearancesGoals ScoredAssists
Robin van Persie FW 23 10 2
Wayne Rooney FW 21 8 4
Juan Mata MF 20 5 3
Falcao FW 16 4 4
Ángel Di María MF 17 3 7

18 - Of all the teams in the Premier League, only Chelsea (18.6%) have scored with a higher proportion of their chances than Man Utd (18.0%). Garry Monk's Swans rank 11th in the top flight rankings, having netted 10.0% of their total attempts.

  Shot Conversion (%)Matches Played
Chelsea 14 25
Man Utd 14 25
Swansea 10 25

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