Manchester United F.C. Lose Season Opener, Ruin Louis van Gaal's EPL Debut

Manchester United F.C. suffered a 2-1 loss to Swansea City at home in the opener of the English Premier League 2014/15 season.

updated: August 16, 2014 19:29 IST
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Manchester United players in action against Swansea City in the opener of EPL 2014/15 season.

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Louis van Gaal's Manchester United reign got off to a false start on Saturday as Swansea City won 2-1 in the season's opening Premier League game at Old Trafford. (Matchcentre)

Van Gaal was taking charge of his first competitive game as United manager, but his new side exhibited many of the same failings from last season -- when they finished seventh -- as they slumped to a surprise defeat.

South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng exploited inattentive marking to give Swansea a 28th-minute lead with a left-foot shot from the edge of the box.

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