Man United 1-2 Swansea: Van Gaal suffers defeat in first Premier League game

Manchester United 1-2 Swansea: Louis van Gaal suffers defeat in first Premier League game

Louis van Gaal’s first Premier League game in charge of Manchester United ended in defeat as Gylfi Sigurdsson secured a shock victory for Swansea at Old Trafford.
Sigurdsson, making his second debut for the Swans after his summer switch from Tottenham, struck the winner 18 minutes from time to earn the visitors the points after Wayne Rooney had cancelled out Ki Sung-Yueng’s opener.

After the disaster of last season under David Moyes, there was renewed optimism around Old Trafford following an unbeaten pre-season under new boss Van Gaal, who had masterminded the Netherlands’ run to the World Cup semi-finals before officially taking up the United post.
But United produced a disappointing opening day display that revived memories of last year’s dismal campaign, which ended in a seventh-placed finish.


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