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Today, Manchester United will host Swansea City at Old Trafford in the first game of the 2014-2105 Premier League season. line ups, head to head, stats, team news.

Today, Manchester United will host Swansea City at Old Trafford in the first game of the 2014-2015 Premier League season. 

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United fans are expecting something big from their new manager Louis van Gaal as United finished on 7th place last season.

Stats:
  • "The Red Devils have lost only one of their last nine Premier League opening games."
  • "Swansea have won exactly 11 games in each of their last two Premier League campaigns."

Team News:
Manchester United Dutch striker Robin van Persie is still seeking for a complete match fitness which seems that van Gaal will not take a risk and will give him a rest.
While attacker Danny Welbeck, midfielder Michael Carrick, defender Jonny Evans and midfielder Antonio Valencia are all set to miss the game due to various injuries but full-back Rafael has returned from a groin problem.
New signing Luke Shaw is out for four weeks with a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, Swansea are without trio Marvin Emnes, Jay Fulton and Leon Britton who all are out with knee problem. But the Swans are happy to have Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer once again for the match.

Possible Lineups:
Possible lineups: Manchester United vs Swansea City

Player to watch:
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Manchester United new boss Louis van Gaal has named Wayne Rooney as the new captain for this season. The Englishman will play 308th Premier League game for United today against the Swans.

Head to Head:
Manchester United 2 – 0 Swansea City
Premier League, 2014
Swansea City 1 – 4 Manchester United
FA Cup, 2013
Manchester United 1 – 2 Swansea City
Premier League, 2013
Manchester United 2 – 1 Swansea City
Premier League, 2013
Swansea City 1 – 1 Manchester United
Premier League, 2012

Prediction:
Manchester United 3 – 1 Swansea City, new captain Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet.


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