Manchester United lose 2-1 to Swansea City in their first Premier League match under new manager Louis van Gaal.
have won the opening match of the new Premier League season by beating Swansea City 2-1 at Old Trafford this afternoon. Manchester United © Getty Images had the first chance of the match when the visitors were awarded a free kick 25 yards out, but his curling effort was held by Gylfi Sigurdsson . David de Gea
Swansea continued to
the hosts, and took the lead with just under half-an-hour gone when the ball fell to test on the edge of the box, allowing the midfielder to drill it into the bottom corner. Ki Sung-yueng © AFP
The hosts showed more urgency before the break, but Swansea's defence held firm to ensure that they led heading into half time.
's side were back on level terms early in the second half when Louis van Gaal struck the ball on the volley from the six-yard box. Wayne Rooney © Getty Images
The newly-appointed captain came close to adding a second later in the half as he tried his luck from a free kick, striking the ball against the crossbar.
The miss proved costly though as Swansea regained the lead when Sigurdsson fired in from close range after
scuffed his initial effort. Wayne Routledge had a chance to score on his Premier League debut for the visitors after coming off the bench, but a last-gasp challenge from Bafetimbi Gomis denied the Swansea striker. Phil Jones © AFP had a half chance from 25 yards late on as the hosts desperately looked for a late equaliser, but Ashley Young was left to make a comfortable save. Lukasz Fabianski
United pressed again as
tried to get a shot away deep into stoppage time, but his effort was accidentally blocked by Rooney, allowing Swansea to hold on for the win. Adnan Januzaj
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