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Van Gaal makes losing start as Manchester United manager

Louis Van Gaal's first Premier League game in charge of Manchester United ended in defeat as Swansea City claimed their first ever league win at Old Trafford.

Ki Sung-yeung's shot gave Swansea the lead before new Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney equalised.

Gylfi Sigurdsson's late goal put the Welsh side back in front and condemned United to their first opening day home defeat since 1972.

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New Premier League season set to get under way

The Premier League season will get under way today as new Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal makes his first appearance in English football's top-flight.

Manchester United will start new season under a new manager for the second year in row when they take on Swansea City at Old Trafford in the early kick off on Saturday.

Louis Van Gaal faces a challenge to restore Manchester United's fortunes. Credit: PA Wire

Manchester City will begin the defence of their title tomorrow when they face Newcastle United.

Arsenal will look to build on May's FA Cup triumph with a win against Crystal Palace, who are without a manager following Tony Pulis's departure.

Liverpool will open their season against Southampton as they launch another bid for the title, but will do so without Luis Suarez after selling the Uruguayan to Barcelona for £75 million.

Title favourites Chelsea face newly-promoted Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday.

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