Dyer - Swans ready for United
Nathan Dyer believes Swansea can approach their game against Manchester United with confidence after their draw at Liverpool.
Last Updated: 11/11/11 4:57pm
Nathan Dyer believes Swansea City can approach their next game against Manchester United with confidence after their morale-boosting draw with Liverpool.
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 ten 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."