Monk hails Swansea’s ‘history makers’ after sealing league double over Man United

first_img1 Swansea manager Garry Monk hailed his ‘history making’ side after they claimed the club’s first-ever Premier League double over Manchester United.The Jacks followed up their opening day victory at Old Trafford with another 2-1 victory on Saturday, as the hosts came from behind to win at the Liberty Stadium.Ander Herrera put United in front in the first-half but South Korea international Ki Sung-yueng equalised within two minutes, and Jonjo Shelvey saw his 73rd minute strike deflected past David de Gea off the head of Bafetimbi Gomis to seal the three points.It was only a second win in eight league games for the Swans, and Monk admitted he took huge satisfaction from beating the Premier League giants again.“We’ve created history by taking six points off United and we’ve performed extremely well to do it,” said the boss.“To do the double over United for the first time in our history, everyone connected with the club should be extremely proud of that.”Man United manager Louis van Gaal said he was “amazed” his side lost the game, but Monk contradicted his counterpart by insisting his side deserved all three points.“We had to ride some pressure second half but we’re playing Manchester United with the squad and players they have,” he added.“They’re always going to create but I think they had only one shot on goal second half.“I thought the first half was quite even, felt we played well and responded how you’d want your team to respond after going behind.“We were pushing and we had a couple of chances cleared off the line, so we were more than competing.“Through the difficult moments in the second half we stuck together and I thought we deserved the win.” Swansea duo Jonjo Shelvey and Ki Sung-yueng celebrate against Man United last_img read more