Extra attention from the World's press for this opening Premier League game of the season was always likely to be on the cards given the fact that this opener at the Liberty Stadium was a landmark in Manchester United's history. The first league game in over a quarter of a century when the team would be without Sir Alex Ferguson. Although he was there in spirit I'm sure because he did text a good luck message before the game to the man e trusted to carry on the legacy, David Moyes.
And that legacy certainly got off to a good start with a four goals to one pasting of Swansea City.
Two of Manchester United's goals came from the spectacular Robin Van Persie and the other two from Danny Wellbeck.
The Swans had been holding the visitors at bay when RVP with an almost balletic display of balls skills, powered the ball past goalkeeper Vorm in the 33 minute, followed closely within two minutes by a goal from Wellbeck.
It was more than the Swans could endure.
The other two goals to complete the Man U clutch of four were from Van Persie in the 71st minute and Danny Wellbeck on the 90 minute marker.
Although the Swans fans must be a little downcast to see the side beaten so decisively in the first league game back , it was Wilfried Bony who came on as a substitute for Leon Britton after half time that got one in the net for the home side.
Laudrup also brought on Pablo Hernandez for Wayne Routledge to freshen things up
But despite the result, Manchester United Manager David Moyes predicted that Swansea City
would do well in the weeks to come
Swansea City next face Romanian side Petrolui Ploiesti in the Europa League play off stage at the Liberty on Thursday night