Rooney and Van Persie set to return as United look to end losing streak

Manchester United will look to end a run of three straight defeats as they host Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

One of those losses of course came against Swansea, when the pair met at Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup last Sunday.

That result followed a 2-1 home league defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on New Year’s Day, while Sunderland beat David Moyes’ men at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final.

It is the first time that United have lost three in a row for almost thirteen years, and a fourth defeat consecutive defeat for the Premier League champions would almost certainly rule them out of the title race, if of course, that isn’t the case already.

The hosts, who currently sit in seventh place, are boosted by the return to fitness of both Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, both who will be pushing inclusion in the match-day squad, while Phil Jones should also be available.

However, wingers Ashley Young and Nani, midfielder Marouane Fellain and centre backs Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans all remain side-lined with their respective injuries.