Man Utd boss Ferguson praises Swansea and Michu

Swansea City forward Michu has been hailed as a ‘revelation’ by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, according to ESPN.

The United boss also praised the Swans as a whole, after manager Michael Laudrup helped the Welsh side win the Capital One Cup – the club’s first major honour in its century-long history – in his debut season.

Michu, who was signed for £2m from Rayo Vallecano in the summer, scored in the win over Bradford City in the final of that tournament and Ferguson has been impressed by the Spaniard’s impact.

Ferguson said: “Swansea have been terrific. The boy Michu has been a revelation. To sign him for just £2 million and get 20 goals [19 goals] out of him – what a bargain!

I wouldn’t say Swansea have been the surprise package but they’ve really lifted their performances. They were a newly-promoted side last year and managed to survive in the top flight. This season, they’ve kicked on to another level and become a good middle-to-top side.

Manchester United have first-hand experience of Swansea’s abilities, having had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium in December – when Michu cancelled out Patrice Evra’s opener.

Ferguson continued: “They also won the League Cup of course and they play really good football. I’d say they’re the team of the year with Michu a real bargain buy.

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