Swansea provided the first opposition for Van Gaal, who didn’t enjoy the optimism Moyes experienced 12 months earlier, although he has repaired some of the damage inflicted by his predecessor.
United might not be at their swaggering best but they are not lurching from crisis to crisis under Van Gaal and they travel to south Wales as optimistically as they did last season.
Football: England – Premier League,watch match Click Here,Liverpool, seventh, are just five points behind and United’s day spent in fifth last week was an uncomfortable reminder of how barren and bereft another campaign of Champions League football would be.
Swansea: Fabianski, Tremmel, Rangel, Naughton, Fernandez, Tiendalli, Amat, Taylor, Ki, Williams, Britton, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Cork, Emnes, Montero, Dyer, Carroll, Routledge, Gomis, Oliveira.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valdes, McNair, Valencia, Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Fellaini, Di Maria, Mata, Januzaj, Rooney, Falcao, Van Persie, Wilson.