Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United; van Gaal's men slip to narrow defeat

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Swansea City completed the league double over Manchester United with a 2-1 win at the Liberty Stadium.

After scraping through their fifth round FA Cup clash against Preston North End on Monday, Manchester United were back in league action today, taking on Swansea City.

A title challenge is certainly out of the question for United, but they need to keep winning games given the fierce battle for Champions League places.

However, they came unstuck in South Wales, falling to a 2-1 defeat - meaning Swansea have now beaten the Red Devils twice this season.

It all started so well for United, as Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera gave Louis van Gaal's men the lead after 28 minutes - but the lead didn't last long.

Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng leveled the game within two minutes, turning Jonjo Shelvey's ball into the back of the United net.

Both sides pressed for a winner in the second half, but it was Swansea who found it, as former Liverpool midfielder Shelvey struck from long range to give Garry Monk's men all three points. 

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