Swansea v Man United reaction

BY foxsports • November 19, 2011

Javier Hernandez scored the only goal after 11 minutes, bringing an end to Swansea's unbeaten home record. But Rodgers took many positives from the performance even though the result was not what he wanted. "We're very disappointed with the result," he told ESPN. "It was two halves to the game. The first half we were on the back foot, which is understandable against such top players. We weren't really at our best. "The second half we were terrific with the ball and looked very dangerous. "I'm very proud of the players, they'll learn from that. "It was a terrific second-half performance, and I take great pride in watching them play like that against a top team. "It was a great performance, we just didn't get the final touch." The win keeps United five points behind Barclays Premier League leaders and rivals Manchester City, who beat Newcastle earlier this afternoon. But manager Sir Alex Ferguson sees room for improvement from his side. "They have a great home record so we had to make sure we defended well and I think we did that," he said. "They have a good football team and kick the ball well. We have to concentrate all the time and that concentration was short today. "We maybe should have done better with the chances we did get on the counter-attack and near the end we could have had a couple of chances, but it was a good result." Ryan Giggs agreed with his boss, saying: "It's a tough place to come, their record this season shows that. "We knew it would be tough, and sometimes it happens that we get the early goal and sit back, and we shouldn't have done that really. "We can't make any excuses, we need to play better if we're going to get more positive results."

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