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Jonny Evans hopes Swansea's continental style will benefit Manchester United when they meet at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

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Jonny Evans: Feeling positive ahead of United clash with Swansea

Jonny Evans: Feeling positive ahead of United clash with Swansea

Swansea have developed a reputation for neat passing football, and while the arrival of Michael Laudrup has seen changes, the Welsh side's core philosophy remains the same.

Already this term it has brought success against Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle, plus a draw against European champions Chelsea.

Evans however believes United's vast European experience could work to their advantage on Sunday, he said: "We have got a history of being a counter-attacking team, but if you look at Swansea, they play like a European side.

"They like to keep the ball on the floor and pass it around, which you don't always get an awful lot of in the Premier League.

"That will suit us. We are used to playing against European competition and this will be no different.

"Swansea will have large periods where they have the ball so we have to be patient and keep our formation and our shape.

"Hopefully we can nick the ball off them and score goals."

The Northern Irishman recognises the task will not be straightforward, he added: "We watched a couple of videos on them I have seen them quite a bit on TV. The football they play is very good.

"When they changed their manager, maybe people thought they might change their style. But, although they are a little bit more direct, largely they stuck to it.

"They are still a side that scores a lot of goals.

"We know it is going to be a tough game but we know how to play against them and it is a game we are looking forward to."

While Alex Ferguson's side currently top the league with a six point advantage, the Scotsman is aware his side have no room for errors.

"It is not a worry if you are winning the games, but when you take your foot off the pedal it is very difficult to get it back," said Ferguson.

"I don't think we can afford to do that.

"Hopefully that is a reminder to us that we have to kick on all the time.

"Hopefully we can start adding to our goal difference, which at the moment is similar to City's."

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