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Barclays Premier League

Saturday, 16 August 2014,

Man United
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Swansea
  • Kickoff: 12:45 BST
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Attendance: 75,339
  • 53' Wayne Rooney
  • 28' Ki Sung-Yeung
  • 72' Gylfi Sigurdsson

Manchester United

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Swansea City

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Van Gaal wants a relaxed Rooney

Louis van Gaal has told Wayne Rooney he must relax if he is to be a successful leader of Manchester United.

Van Gaal takes charge of his first competitive match as United boss on Saturday when Swansea come to Old Trafford.

It will also be the first time Rooney has led the team out in his new role as United's full-time captain.

Rooney was announced as the club's skipper on Tuesday night, following the 2-1 win over Valencia.

Rooney also wore the armband in the friendly victory, but he put in a sub-par performance on the night, missing a penalty in the first half.

Van Gaal believes Rooney has the potential to be an excellent United captain, but the Dutchman thinks the striker must not be over-awed by the responsibility.

"I said to him (after the Valencia game): 'Maybe it was too much for you as a captain'," Van Gaal said.

"But I said to him - 'let it fly', because when we were (on tour) in the US, he scored a lot of goals, and made a great amount of assists so I wanted to say that."

Antonio Valencia, Luke Shaw, Jonny Evans and Danny Welbeck are unavailable.

Swansea welcome back Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge.

Both wingers missed the Swans' final pre-season game at home to Villarreal last week - Routledge had a foot injury while Dyer was attending the birth of his son.

But Swansea boss Garry Monk is without knee-injury victims Leon Britton, Marvin Emnes and Jay Fulton.

Monk aims to spoil van Gaal's opening-day Old Trafford party by proving that both he and Swansea belong in the Premier League.

Monk insists he has to prove himself more than his celebrated counterpart after he was finally appointed on a permanent basis in May following three months as interim boss in the wake of Michael Laudrup's departure.

"I think I probably need to prove myself a bit more than he does after the career he has had," Monk said.

"He is in a different situation to me. He is at one of the biggest clubs in the world and at that level the importance of winning trophies is massive so that is a different type of pressure.

"My pressure comes from my experience being questioned, and that is a different type of question."

91'+5

End Regular Time

91'+5

Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Shot Off Target at 96'

91'+5

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 96'

91'+4

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Throw In at 95'

91'+4

Attempt blocked. Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marouane Fellaini with a headed pass.

91'+4

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 95'

91'+3

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Throw In at 94'

89'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 89'

89'

Offside, Manchester United. Juan Mata tries a through ball, but Marouane Fellaini is caught offside.

89'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Throw In at 89'

87'

Tyler Blackett (Manchester United) Free Kick at 87'

87'

Offside, Swansea City. Angel Rangel tries a through ball, but Bafétimbi Gomis is caught offside.

87'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Throw In at 87'

86'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Free Kick at 86'

86'

Ashley Young

86'

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85'

Attempt saved. Ashley Young (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marouane Fellaini.

85'

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 85'

85'

Nani (Manchester United) Throw In at 85'

84'

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 84'

84'

Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City) Throw In at 84'

84'

Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 84'

84'

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) Free Kick at 84'

83'

Tyler Blackett

83'

Foul by Tyler Blackett (Manchester United).

83'

Tyler Blackett (Manchester United) Free Kick at 83'

82'

Ki Sung-Yeung

82'

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Free Kick at 81'

80'

Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).

80'

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Jonjo Shelvey.

80'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Corner Kick at 80'

80'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Free Kick at 80'

80'

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) Foul at 80'

79'

Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City) Throw In at 79'

78'

Attempt blocked. Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Williams with a headed pass.

78'

Ashley Williams (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 78'

78'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Throw In at 78'

78'

Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City) Throw In at 78'

77'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Throw In at 77'

77'

Substitution, Swansea City. Bafétimbi Gomis replaces Wilfried Bony.

76'

Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Free Kick at 76'

76'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75'

Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City) Throw In at 75'

74'

Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City) Throw In at 74'

74'

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 74'

72'

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 72'

72'

1 - 2

Goal! Manchester United 1, Swansea City 2. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wayne Routledge.

72'

Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) Free Kick at 72'

72'

Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72'

Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 72'

72'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Throw In at 72'

71'

Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Free Kick at 71'

71'

Foul by Wilfried Bony (Swansea City).

71'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Free Kick at 71'

71'

Hand ball by Ashley Young (Manchester United).

70'

Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City) Throw In at 70'

70'

Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City) Free Kick at 70'

69'

Foul by Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United).

69'

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 69'

69'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Throw In at 69'

67'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Throw In at 67'

67'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Free Kick at 67'

67'

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67'

Substitution, Manchester United. Marouane Fellaini replaces Ander Herrera.

67'

Substitution, Swansea City. Jefferson Montero replaces Nathan Dyer.

66'

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

65'

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Throw In at 63'

62'

Attempt missed. Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Phil Jones.

62'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 62'

61'

Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Free Kick at 61'

61'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Throw In at 61'

60'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Throw In at 60'

59'

Darren Fletcher (Manchester United) Free Kick at 59'

59'

Foul by Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City).

59'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Throw In at 59'

58'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Throw In at 58'

58'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Throw In at 58'

56'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Throw In at 56'

56'

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) Free Kick at 56'

56'

Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Free Kick at 55'

54'

Jonjo Shelvey

54'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53'

Substitution, Swansea City. Dwight Tiendalli replaces Neil Taylor.

53'

1 - 1

Goal! Manchester United 1, Swansea City 1. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

53'

Attempt blocked. Phil Jones (Manchester United) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Mata with a cross.

53'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 53'

52'

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ashley Williams.

51'

Attempt saved. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Wayne Routledge.

51'

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 51'

51'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 51'

49'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 49'

49'

Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Free Kick at 48'

48'

Neil Taylor

48'

Foul by Neil Taylor (Swansea City).

47'

Ander Herrera (Manchester United) Free Kick at 47'

47'

Nani (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46'

Attempt missed. Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

46'

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 46'

46'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Throw In at 46'

46'

Start 2nd Half

46'

Substitution, Manchester United. Nani replaces Javier Hernández.

46'+3

Halftime

46'+2

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Free Kick at 48'

46'+2

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46'+1

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Throw In at 47'

46'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Throw In at 46'

45'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Free Kick at 45'

45'

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44'

Ki Sung-Yeung (Swansea City) Free Kick at 44'

44'

Hand ball by Ashley Young (Manchester United).

44'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Throw In at 44'

43'

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 43'

43'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Throw In at 43'

43'

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 43'

43'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 43'

43'

Ki Sung-Yeung (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 43'

43'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Throw In at 43'

41'

Attempt blocked. Darren Fletcher (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Mata.

41'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 41'

41'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Throw In at 41'

40'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Free Kick at 40'

39'

Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).

39'

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Neil Taylor.

39'

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) Corner Kick at 39'

38'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Throw In at 38'

37'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 37'

36'

Foul by Javier Hernández (Manchester United).

36'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Free Kick at 36'

36'

Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City).

34'

Attempt missed. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Juan Mata with a cross following a corner.

34'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 34'

33'

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ki Sung-Yueng.

33'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Free Kick at 33'

33'

Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Free Kick at 32'

32'

Hand ball by Javier Hernández (Manchester United).

31'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 31'

31'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Throw In at 31'

30'

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) Throw In at 30'

28'

0 - 1

Goal! Manchester United 0, Swansea City 1. Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

28'

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 28'

27'

Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ashley Young with a cross.

27'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 27'

27'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Free Kick at 27'

26'

Nathan Dyer

26'

Foul by Nathan Dyer (Swansea City).

26'

Attempt saved. Juan Mata (Manchester United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

25'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24'

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) Throw In at 24'

24'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 24'

24'

Substitution, Manchester United. Adnan Januzaj replaces Jesse Lingard because of an injury.

22'

Juan Mata (Manchester United) Free Kick at 22'

22'

Javier Hernández (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22'

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) Throw In at 22'

21'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 21'

19'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 19'

18'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 18'

18'

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) Throw In at 18'

17'

Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Javier Hernández.

17'

Javier Hernández (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 17'

16'

Ander Herrera (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 16'

16'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Throw In at 16'

16'

Ashley Young (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 16'

15'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 15'

15'

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) Free Kick at 15'

15'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

14'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 14'

14'

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 14'

13'

Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darren Fletcher.

13'

Darren Fletcher (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 13'

12'

Attempt saved. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Angel Rangel.

12'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 12'

12'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 12'

11'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Free Kick at 11'

11'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 9'

9'

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) Throw In at 9'

8'

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) Throw In at 8'

8'

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) Throw In at 8'

8'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 8'

5'

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) Throw In at 5'

4'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Throw In at 4'

4'

Phil Jones (Manchester United) Free Kick at 4'

4'

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3'

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) Throw In at 3'

2'

Darren Fletcher (Manchester United) Free Kick at 2'

2'

Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City).

1'

First Half begins.

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Possession

60%
40%
  • Manchester United
  • Swansea City

Shots

14
5

Shots on target

5
4

Fouls

14
20

Corners

4
0

Yellow Cards

2
4

Red Cards

0
0

Man United

Man United1 - 2Swansea
Southampton1 - 1Man United
Man United3 - 1Hull
Man United0 - 1Sunderland
Man United4 - 0Norwich
Everton2 - 0Man United

Swansea

Man United1 - 2Swansea
Sunderland1 - 3Swansea
Swansea0 - 1Southampton
Swansea4 - 1Aston Villa
Newcastle1 - 2Swansea
Swansea0 - 1Chelsea

Head to Head

Man United1 - 2Swansea
Man United2 - 0Swansea
Man United1 - 2Swansea
Swansea1 - 4Man United
Man United2 - 1Swansea
Swansea1 - 1Man United

Man United

  • 1David De Gea
  • 4Phil Jones
  • 42Tyler Blackett
  • 8Juan Mata
  • 35Jesse Lingard
  • -> Adnan Januzaj
  • 18Ashley Young
  • 21Ander Herrera
  • -> Marouane Fellaini
  • 12Chris Smalling
  • 24Darren Fletcher
  • 10Wayne Rooney
  • 14Javier Hernández
  • -> Nani
  • Subs
  • 38Michael Keane
  • 41Reece James
  • 26Shinji Kagawa
  • 40Ben Amos

Swansea

  • 1Lukasz Fabianski
  • 3Neil Taylor
  • -> Dwight Tiendalli
  • 22Angel Rangel
  • 2Jordi Amat
  • 6Ashley Williams
  • 8Jonjo Shelvey
  • 23Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • 15Wayne Routledge
  • 12Nathan Dyer
  • -> Jefferson Montero
  • 4Ki Sung-Yeung
  • 10Wilfried Bony
  • -> Bafetimbi Gomis
  • Subs
  • 30Josh Sheehan
  • 27Kyle Bartley
  • 25Gerhard Tremmel
  • 29Ashley Richards

United start with a whimper

Manchester United began their season with a whimper as Gylfi Sigurdsson gate-crashed Louis van Gaal's Premier League bow at Old Trafford.

New United captain Wayne Rooney thought he had grabbed a point for the hosts with an over-head kick following Ki Sung-yueng's opener.

But Sigurdsson, making his second debut for the Swans, beat David De Gea from 15 yards to give Garry Monk's team a shock 2-1 win.

Van Gaal said going into the match he was not nervous about the task of bringing the glory days back to Old Trafford following last year's dismal showing under David Moyes.

But the Dutchman will surely have reservations about his squad's ability having seen what transpired during his first taste of Premier League action.

Moyes may have gone, but the same problems remain for United.

They lacked a cutting edge up front and their passing was sloppy at times.

But the main concern for Van Gaal will be in defence. Both Sigurdsson and Ki were unmarked when they beat De Gea.

There was a clear lack of organisation at times in defence, with Phil Jones and Chris Smalling both looking out of their comfort zone on several occasions thanks to Swansea's enterprising play and neat passing.

United were crying out for the experienced heads they lost this summer.

The defeat to Swansea, who are among the favourites to go down, suggests Van Gaal desperately needs defensive reinforcements, and the quicker he moves in the transfer market, the better.

A wave of noise greeted Van Gaal and his players as they emerged from the tunnel to signal the start of a new chapter in United's rich history.

Any of the 75,339 fans inside Old Trafford expecting a lightning start to this Premier League season were left disappointed as a dull opening 15 minutes ensued.

Swansea did manage to test United's new-look three-man defence on a couple of occasions.

Wayne Routledge raced on to Jonjo Shelvey's through-ball, but David De Gea came to the rescue.

Routledge then gave Jones the slip down United's right, but his cross was cut out just before Wilfried Bony could convert.

Rooney led by example as he tried to drag United into the game. The new United captain tore around the pitch, but his two first-half attempts on goal were weak.

Jesse Lingard, making his full United debut, was replaced by Adnan Januzaj after injuring his right foot in a challenge with Ashley Williams.

Finally, with 24 minutes on the clock, Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was tested for the first time when he saved Jones' blistering shot after a clever one-two with Juan Mata.

Then, four minutes later, Old Trafford fell silent as Swansea took the lead.

Blackett was drawn out of position by Nathan Dyer, who laid the ball off to Sigurdsson. The Iceland international squared to Ki, who fired the ball past a diving De Gea.

Bony played an important part in the goal, blocking Jones as he rushed out to challenge the South Korean goal scorer.

Van Gaal's men rallied briefly, but in truth United were hanging on towards the end of the first half.

Van Gaal sought to inject life into his team by bringing Nani on for the ineffective Javier Hernandez, who started up front ahead of the unfit Robin van Persie.

Within eight minutes of the restart the hosts were level. Jones climbed well to flick on Mata's corner and Rooney acrobatically swept the ball past Fabianski.

Raucous celebrations ensued on the United bench, but Van Gaal simply recorded the goal on his notepad and looked up with a blank expression.

He wanted a second, but Swansea would not relent.

Sometimes the Welsh side went too far in their attempts to stop the hosts, who were now in full flow.

Neil Taylor went in to the book for hacking down Januzaj and Mike Dean also issued a caution to Shelvey for kicking the ball away following a late tackle on Mata.

Rooney turned Williams with an exquisite bit of skill, but the Swansea captain recovered to deny the England striker.

Rooney then came agonisingly close to putting United ahead with a brilliant free-kick.

After being hacked down by Jordi Almat on the edge of the area, the United captain curled a looping shot up and over the wall, but unfortunately for Van Gaal, the ball struck the frame and bounced wide.

Rooney cursed his luck, but worse news was to follow for the United captain.

In the 72nd minute, Routledge mis-hit Jefferson Montero's cross. Fortunately for Swansea, the ball fell at the feet of Sigurdsson, who bundled the ball past De Gea.

United were stretched at the back as they looked for a second equaliser. Bony slipped in behind, but Jones got back just in time.

With five minutes left, the fans behind the United dugout started filing out. They had seen enough.

United had a late penalty appeal turned down, but Dean waved play on and Swansea held on for their first league win at Old Trafford.


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