Rangel ready for Swans return

Swansea full-back ready for his side to play role in title race

Angel Rangel: Swansea defender gearing up to face Manchester United after freak injury

Swansea defender Angel Rangel is battling to recover from a freak hamstring injury that almost ended his season.

The Spaniard missed last weekend's game against Wolves with the injury but is now poised to return to training on Wednesday ahead of the trip to Manchester United on Sunday.

Rangel sustained the injury when he slipped down two steps while carrying his 18-month son down the stairs and twinged his hamstring.

"It was a freak accident," Rangel told the club's official website.

Grateful

"Luckily I didn't fall and I was very grateful the baby was okay. I didn't feel any pain at the time but when I put the baby down I felt it. So I contacted the physio and had a scan on Friday.

"Hopefully I will be back to play against Manchester United. On Wednesday I will see how I feel and maybe I will join the team in training."

United's defeat to Manchester City on Monday saw their rivals leapfrog them into first place in the league on goal difference as the race for the title enters the final two games.

Swansea, who have enjoyed an impressive maiden campaign in the Premier League, are now ready to play a role in the title race after banishing relegation fears some time ago.

Improving

Rangel, however, maintains the edge will not be lacking from their game because they are already guaranteed a place in the Premier League next season.

He added: "It's going to be a massive occasion. This game will have a huge influence on who will win the Premier League title.

"Obviously there is a lot of pressure on Manchester United, while people will say there is no pressure on us now.

"But we are the type of squad that constantly puts pressure on ourselves in order to keep improving."