Manchester United have made a poor start to 2014 after failing to win all of the matches right now. As a result, they are losing ground in the Premier league table, while they have also been knocked out of the FA Cup by Swansea.

Swansea will be the opponents in the league this weekend and defender Rio Ferdinand says that nothing less than three points would be the order of the day for United players. Ferdinand is not expected to be in the starting line-up for this encounter, as he has rarely featured for David Moyes since the start of the season.

He is out of contract in a few months time and he has been widely linked with a move to MLS. Ferdinand has also recently revealed his passion to enter into football management, for which he is preparing by taking his UEFA badges. Since this match will be at Old Trafford, there have been suggestions that Swansea could still look at yet another famous victory. United have been extremely poor at home this campaign and it does not bode well even against a team struggling for form.

Swansea’s form has nosedived in the last few weeks, but they still remain a formidable threat according to Ferdinand. The Premier league champions are currently outside the top four – several points behind leaders Arsenal.

“It’s a huge game for us. We need to win. We need to get our form going and get some momentum. We had a good bit of momentum going before the New Year and then we lost some games. We need to get back on track. We want to keep improving, have some consistency and pick up a trophy,” said Ferdinand.

He has made just 12 appearances in all competitions for the club. The 35-year-old could also retire at the end of the season.