Manchester United F.C. Start Afresh as English Premier League Begins

Manchester United will host Swansea, who were one of eight teams to win at Old Trafford last season, in the opening game of the 2014-15 season on Saturday.

updated: August 16, 2014 14:47 IST
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Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini (C) celebrates scoring the late winning goal with teammates during the pre-season football friendly against Valencia.


London: The Louis van Gaal era will begin in earnest for Manchester United on Saturday when they host Swansea City in the first match of the 2014-15 Premier League season.

The 63-year-old Dutchman has impressed in his first four weeks at the United helm, overseeing five wins and a draw in pre-season, but it is in the league that his achievements will be judged.

Swansea were one of eight teams who came to Old Trafford and won last season, creating a sense of vulnerability that Van Gaal has been hired to banish for good. (Also Read: Wayne Rooney Ready to Lead From the Front)

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