Manchester United will still be hurting from that 2-1 reverse on Sunday at Old Trafford, when Swansea knocked the English Premier League champions out of the FA Cup third round. Come Saturday, revenge and redemption will be on the minds of the team in red when Swansea come visiting again, this time in the Premier League.
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The 2-1 loss was United's second straight defeat at home, which was then compounded by a similar 2-1 reverse at the hands of Sunderland in the Capital One Cup semifinal first leg at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday.
Three losses in a row, out of the FA Cup and 11 points adrift of leaders Arsenal - that gap to the top can be 12 points if Chelsea win their early game at Hull City - is not the kind of position that David Moyes and his United side would have wanted to find themselves in come the New Year.
Results need to change quickly, and the only way to do that is by improving the performances consistently, which up to now has been well below par. United have leaked goals left, right and center, while going forward they have run into a blind alley more often than not.
"A lot of the performances have been fine but things have gone against us, decisions have gone against us," Moyes said on Friday.
"They haven't helped but I think we've played pretty well. We just need to be a bit more clinical in the final third and make things count more. All the things you look for in terms of stats have been pretty good but the only thing that matters is goals and we've not been scoring enough recently.
"Obviously not winning can affect your confidence, it plays a big part in football but prior to that we'd won six games in a row and we were not talking about confidence in the game after that. It can happen - you lose games in football - but we need to try to get back to winning ways and get those three points.
"I've had equally challenging times at other times in my career. It's all the same - losing games makes it difficult. Overall, there is a lot of attention but it was to be expected."
Swansea will have a simple plan in mind - play exactly like they did in the FA Cup six days ago, and they should stand a chance of at least coming away with a point.
The Welsh side are also equally desperate for some points in the Premier League, having failed to pick up a victory in their last six, which in turn sees them only four points clear of the relegation zone.
"I think it will be more difficult than last week," manager Michael Laudrup said. "I expect them to come at us and they have to win this game. And we have to be ready for that because we know it will be tough.
"We have a lot to concentrate on. I was very happy for the team and for the fans last week, but that was another competition. We have to bring this into the Premier League because we still need wins.
"We'll take it game by game and try to move away from that huge group of teams towards the bottom."
Team news: Manchester United: Moyes is still without two of his main men - Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie. "Well, with Wayne we've sent him away on a hot-weather break," Moyes said. "His groin isn't quite recovered yet so we've sent the fitness coach with him and he's away with his family. It will give Wayne a bit of break.
"We always hoped to be able to do it at some time in the season and the groin is not as good as we'd hoped. Hopefully we can get him fit for [the] Chelsea [match] but we'll see how he is. He's away and will do some work with the fitness coach.
"Robin is going to be a little while. We'll do everything we can to get him back quickly."
Jonny Evans and Phil Jones could return, but Nani and Marouane Fellaini remain sidelined.
Swansea: Michu, Roland Lamah, Pablo Hernandez and Michel Vorm are ruled out for the away side.
Key men: Manchester United: Adnan Januzaj needs to inspire the rest of his teammates to attack with the same gusto that he has done all season.
Swansea: Wilfried Bony has shown signs of finally finding his feet in the English Premier League, and the Ivory Coast striker will look to find the back of the net at Old Trafford for the second game in a row.
Expected lineups: Manchester United: De Gea; Smalling, Evans, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley; Valencia, Kagawa, Januzaj; Welbeck.
Swansea: Tremmel; Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies; Canas, De Guzman; Pozuelo, Shelvey, Routledge; Bony.
Prediction: 2-1 to Manchester United