Dyer: Swansea ready for United

The newly-promoted Swans battled to a goalless draw at Anfield last

weekend, a result that leaves them in a respectable 10th place in

the Premier League after their opening 10 games. Three of those

games were away at Premier League heavyweights Manchester City,

Arsenal and Chelsea – all resulting in defeats. However, with

champions United next up at the Liberty Stadium, Dyer believes

their display at Liverpool is a sign they are growing in the

division and can be confident of causing a shock against the Red

Devils. “When you look at who we have played against already this

season, it includes Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool

– all away games,” the 23-year-old told the club’s official

website. “The first game against Manchester City was a real

eye-opener for us. But it was a good lesson to get early on. “The

experience we have gained from playing some of the biggest teams in

the biggest stadiums has really helped us settle in this league.

“The way we played at Liverpool showed that we have come along

since the Manchester City game. To get a point at Anfield, and play

as well as we did, boosts confidence and that can only put us in

good stead for the next game against Manchester United.” The

bedrock of Swansea’s good start has been their home form, with

three wins and two draws from the five games at the Liberty Stadium

so far, conceding just one goal in the process. Dyer believes that

the Liberty factor – including the boisterous support of the home

crowd – could help tip the match against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men in

their favour. He added: “I’m sure everyone will be expecting

Manchester United to beat us because they have top quality players.

“But we believe in ourselves. We have quality players that have

already stood up against some very good teams. “We are at home, and

everyone has seen the impact playing in front of our fans at the

Liberty has had. “They have been fantastic – supporting us home and

away, and making us feel like we were at the Liberty even when we

were playing at places like the Etihad, Emirates, Stamford Bridge

and Anfield. “With the fans behind us you never know what could

happen against United.”