EPL: Manchester United's Louis van Gaal Pleads for Patience

Manchester United face Swansea in the English Premier League 2014-15. New manager Louis van Gaal has urged fans to be more patient with the side this season.

updated: August 13, 2014 10:12 IST
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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, left, talks with Jonny Evans as manager Louis van Gaal, left, watches during a training session.

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Manchester: Louis van Gaal feels he will need far longer to turn Manchester United's fortunes around despite completing the pre-season with six wins out of six. (Complete coverage of EPL)

United rounded off their schedule of pre-season fixtures with a 2-1 win over Valencia on Tuesday, giving the Dutchman, who took over after leading the Netherlands to third place at the World Cup last month, victory in his first match as Red Devils boss at Old Trafford. (Also read: Wayne Rooney is Manchester United's new captain | Ironfisted van Gaal whips United into shape)

They now face Swansea in their Premier League opener at home on Saturday but van Gaal is unsure whether Jonny Evans, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia, who sat out Tuesday's match through injury, will be available.

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