Allen wants teams to fear Swans

Midfielder warns the Liberty Stadium is not an easy place to visit

Joe Allen: Graduated from Swansea's youth academy and has now been capped six times for Wales

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Joe Allen insists Swansea City can turn the Liberty Stadium into one of the most feared grounds in the Premier League.

Manchester United became the first team to win there in six games this season after being given a torrid time by the home side.

Javier Hernandez scored the only goal of the game as the champions kept the pressure on their Manchester rivals at the top of the table.

And Allen promises to make life just as hard for all the other top-flight sides when they make the trip to South Wales.

"Some people have been shocked this season and I'm sure Manchester United went away knowing they'd been in a tough game," he said. "We can take pride from that.

"Teams will be fearful of travelling to the Liberty Stadium because we do not make it easy for anyone.

"We will learn a lot from United. To be competing against a team like that as well as we did - things are looking bright.

"It's why they are where they are and we have to try to get it into our game. To have lost to those types of goals shows how close we are.

"The professionalism in the United team is incredible. They certainly know how to win games, and that is something we can look up to and try to emulate. We can try to learn a thing or two from them.

"We feel we are going to grow as the season goes on. We've had some pretty tough games, we've got some big teams out of the way."

The game against United was all the more special for Allen as he pitted his wits against his boyhood hero Ryan Giggs for the first time.

"He made a point of coming over and speaking to me when I got on which was nice, he's been an idol of mine for many years," Allen added.

"To have got the chance to play against him was pretty special. Every single player at this club will remember games like these.

"It's a shame we couldn't go back to our friends and families and say we picked up a point or even three against a team like Manchester United, but it's an experience we will never forget and hopefully we will get the chance to do it over and over again."