The Dane wants to get the tie out of the way.
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup reveals that the Dane is glad to get the Manchester United match out of the way on the first game of the new Premier League season.
The Swans will host United at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and Laudrup believes there is no better time to play the English champions.
“It’s never the right time to face a team like Manchester United,” the 49-year-old told the club’s website.
“But we know we have to play them and playing them first is not bad for us.
“Whatever they do, they will put out a strong team. But I’d prefer to play them now, instead of October and November.”
The Red Devils will be lining up under a new manager for the first time in the Premier League era, with David Moyes having taken over from Sir Alex Ferguson after the Scot’s 26-and-a-half year tenure.
As yet it is unknown how holders of the trophy will get on, but the main consensus seems to be that Moyes will struggle to emulate Ferguson in the 50-year-old’s first season at Old Trafford.
Swansea meanwhile are as strong as they’ve looked in a considerable amount of time, with club record signing Wilfried Bony and Jonjo Shelvey bolstering what was already a good squad.
Therefore Laudrup’s men will fancy their chances against a United team who are likely to still be finding their feet for the first few weeks and the Swans could well get something out of the game.