Manchester U 1 Swansea 2

Louis Van Gaal

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Swansea City 2, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Au­gust 16, 2014. New­ly hired Man­chester Uni­ted boss Louis van Gaal was bit­terly dis­ap­poin­ted by the 2-1 loss to Swansea City at Old Traf­ford. The de­feat ag­ainst City was United´s fir­st ho­me loss on the open­ing day of the sea­son since 1972 when they were beaten 2-1 by Ips­wich Town.

A Way­ne Roo­ney goal was not enough for Man­chester Uni­ted as they suf­fered a sur­prise 2-1 de­feat ag­ainst un­fan­cied Swansea City at ho­me. Louis van Gaal: “Of course, it is very dis­ap­point­ing. For the play­ers, for the fans, for me, and for my staff. But, that you know. When you have pre­par­a­tion time and you win every­thing, and your fir­st mat­ch, you lose, it can­not be worse I be­lieve. We have built up a lot of con­fid­ence and then it shall be smash­ed down be­cause of this res­ult. But we have to know it it is on­ly one ga­me of many ga­mes.” Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Phil Jones, Chris Small­ing, Tyler Black­ett, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Ju­an Ma­ta, An­dre Her­rera, Jesse Lin­gard, Ash­ley Young, Javi­er Her­nandez, Way­ne Roo­ney. Sub­stitutes: Reece Ja­mes, Mi­chael Ke­ane, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Ad­nan Janu­zaj, Shinji Ka­gawa, Lu­is Nani, Ben Amos. Swansea City Te­am: Lukasz Fa­bi­anski, Ash­ley Wil­li­ams, An­gel Ran­gel, Jordi Amat, Neil Tay­lor, Way­ne Rout­ledge, Jonjo Shel­vey, Gylfi Sig­urdsson, Wil­fried Bony, Ki Sung-Yueng, Nat­han Dyer. Sub­stitutes: Kyle Bartley, Dwight Tiend­alli, Jazz Richards, Joshua Shee­han, Jef­fer­son Montero, Bafe­timbi Gomis, Ger­hard Tremmel.

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