Leon Britton hails Swansea's historic win at Manchester United

Swansea City captain Leon Britton
Swansea City captain Leon Britton

Leon Britton says he is proud to have captained the first Swansea City side to win at Old Trafford against Manchester United.

The Swans recorded a famous 2-1 FA Cup victory against United thanks to winger Wayne Routledge and a winner from striker Wilfried Bony.

Michael Laudrup's side booked a fourth-round trip to either Birmingham City, Crawley Town or Bristol Rovers.

"We are very proud with the result," said Britton.

"Going to Old Trafford and playing Manchester United is a massive test, so to win 2-1 is a historic result.

"Our form hasn't been great recently. We have had injuries, which isn't an excuse, but we showed against United that we can compete with the best teams in the country.

"It's a massive confidence boost when you go to Old Trafford and win.

"It was a great privilege for me to lead the team out and be captain of the first Swansea side to win at Old Trafford. It's something I'm very proud of."

Britton singled out scorers Routledge and Bony for special praise and their contribution in each other's goals.

Bony was involved in the build-up play leading to Routledge's first half goal, while the latter's cross set up Bony to head home in the final minute of normal time.

"Wayne was outstanding throughout the whole game," said Britton.

"He took his goal very well and set up the winner.

"When Fabio got sent off I noticed [Darren] Fletcher went to right-back, so I told Wayne to get at him if he gets the chance because he obviously hasn't played too much recently.

"He did it a couple of times, and the second time he put it on a plate for Wilfried to score the winner.

"We see Wilfried's quality in training every day, and in the last few games he has been brilliant.

"It's not just his goals, it's his hold-up play too. Hopefully he can carry that on for the rest of the season."

Swansea's win over United was their first win in eight games for manager Laudrup's side, who return to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.

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