Man Utd 1-2 Swansea Highlights
Louis van Gaal’s reign as Manchester United manager began with a defeat by Swansea that revived memories of last year’s dismal campaign at Old Trafford.
The hosts fell behind to Ki Sung-yueng’s precise 20-yard shot, before skipper Wayne Rooney levelled with a close-range volley from a corner.
United had more of the ball but failed to deal with Jefferson Montero’s cross, allowing Gylfi Sigurdsson to tap in.
Van Gaal’s side almost conceded a third but Bafetimbi Gomis miscontrolled.
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0-1 Ki Sung-Yong 28′
1-1 Rooney 53′
1-2 Sigurdsson 73′
Venue: Old Trafford
Date: Saturday, 16 August, 2014
Kick off: 12:45 GMT
This is the reverse of last season’s opening fixture when Manchester United won 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium – Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck both scoring twice.
United also won the league clash at Old Trafford, but Swansea did win 2-1 in their FA Cup third-round tie in Manchester.
The Red Devils have never lost a home league game against Swansea (W9, D2), who have yet to beat United in the Premier League (D1, L5).
They finished outside the top six last season for the first time since 1989-90, when they were 13th.
United lost seven home games last season, the most since the 1973-74 campaign.
Their points total of 64 was their lowest since 1990-91.
They have never lost a Premier League game at Old Trafford on the opening weekend (W8, D3).
United didn’t lose a single game from a winning position last season.
Wayne Rooney scored three times in his four games as captain last season (W2, L2).
Swansea have lost seven of their last eight opening-day fixtures.
The Swans were bottom of the table at the end of August last season.
They won their last two away games of last season but ended with their worst-ever Premier League points tally (42) and finishing position (12th).
Wilfried Bony scored two goals in three games against United last season.