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Van Gaal makes losing PL start as United manager
Van Gaal makes losing start as Man United manager in Premier League as Swansea win 2-1
Associated Press
2014-08-16 10:22 PM

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Louis van Gaal made a losing start to his Premier League career with Manchester United on Saturday, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford.

Gylfi Sigurdsson seized on poor defending to net the Welsh club's winner in the 72nd minute after United captain Wayne Rooney had canceled out Ki Sung-yeung's first-half opener.

Van Gaal was hired by United to revive the 20-time English champions' fortunes after the team finished seventh under David Moyes last season following the retirement of Alex Ferguson.

Van Gaal only began work officially a month ago after leading the Netherlands to a third-place finish at the World Cup.

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