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Summary

  1. Herrera with low diagonal strike into corner
  2. Sung-yueng converts Shelvey cross
  3. Gomis diverts Shelvey's long-range effort in for the winner
  4. Swansea complete double after opening-day win

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    And while the Swansea fans disappear into the night to celebrate their team's historic double over Manchester United, it is time for me to wave goodbye too.

    For the rest of the reaction from the Liberty Stadium - and the other 15:00 GMT kick-offs in the Premier League - head over to this page. Go, go, go!

    And yes, Swansea's winning goal has been given to Gomis!

    Swansea supporters might also like to read Dafydd Pritchard's match report. Manchester United fans probably won't. See y'all later!

  2. Player reaction

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey, whose shot deflected off Bafetimbi Gomis for the winning goal: "I'd loved to claim it but it has hit Gomis. If it doesn't hit him then it probably wouldn't have gone in. David De Gea is a world-class keeper so he probably would have saved my shot."

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    Dan Reuben: That's what we get as United fans when we complain about getting results by playing badly. We play well and don't get results.

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  4. FULL-TIME

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    More bad news for Manchester United as Arsenal's win at Crystal Palace means they drop to fourth after their second defeat in 19 matches across all competitions.

  5. FULL-TIME

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    That's only Swansea's second win in their last nine Premier League matches and keeps them eighth in the Premier League.

  6. FULL-TIME

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    All over! Swansea record their first league double over Manchester United as the Liberty Stadium erupts at the sound of the final whistle. A day to remember for Jacks fans!

  7. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Again United pump the ball forward, again Fabianski leaps to catch the ball. Seconds to go....

  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Standing ovation as Jonjo Shelvey is replaced by defender Amat. Needless to say Shelvey takes his time in sauntering off the pitch...

  9. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Jefferson Montero

    Jefferson Montero tears down the left flank before trying to pick out Wayne Routledge with the cross. Routledge can't stick a swinging boot on the ball though as United scramble clear.

  10. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Another long ball from a United set-piece goes into the Swansea dangerzone - and again it is claimed by Lukasz Fabianski. That is greeted by a huge roar from the home crowd. They are almost home....

  11. INJURY TIME

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    The electronic board is hoisted into the South Wales sky and reveals there will be four minutes of stoppage time...

  12. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    United's frustration begin to get the better of them - Marcos Rojo is the latest away player to be booked. He jumps high into Swans keeper Lukasz Fabianski who takes his time - understandably - with the free-kick.

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    Alan, Devon: Utd actually turn in a good performance and are losing to a fluke goal - can we go back to playing bad !

    Ashwin, Cambridge: United behind in the last 10 of a game... cue the 'Big Louis' long ball brigade starting Mr. Fellaini of course.

    David, Liverpool fan, London: I think Jonjo Shelvey has earned more points for Liverpool since leaving the club with his goals against rival teams!

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  14. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    As Manchester United go in search of an equaliser, they almost leave the gate open at the back. Bafetimbi Gomis finds space in the box but his low shot is tame and easily gathered by David De Gea.

    Gomis
  15. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Uh oh. Robin van Persie looks to have an injury problem - but United have used all their three substitutes.

  16. YELLOW CARD

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Ashley Young becomes the third Manchester United player to be booked after a sliding tackle on Wayne Routledge in the Swansea half. Bit harsh I'd say...

  17. TEN TO GO

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Still Manchester United knock on the home door. Robin van Persie sniffs a half chance, but Swans skipper Ashley Williams puts his bulky frame in the way to block. Less than 10 minutes for the home side to see this one out....

  18. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Another Manchester United change. Juan Mata replaces Angel Di Maria - can the little Spaniard unlock the Swansea defence?

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    John Shamon: So much money spent and a long ball to Fellaini is all LVG can come up with.

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  20. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Come on Manchester United, let's see what you've got! Not a lot so far. Ashley Young swings in a cross from the left byline towards - yes, you've guessed it - Marouane Fellaini. But the lanky Belgian climbs over the back of a Swansea defender like an excited hill-walker and is rightly punished.

  21. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Never mind sitting back on this lead - Swansea want another goal. Jefferson Montero tries to make inroads down the left flank, only to see his attempted cross blocked by a red shirt.

  22. SUBSTITUTION

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Swansea make an attacking change in the aftermath of that second goal - lightning Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson. Not a substitution that a tiring defender wants to see....

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    Jibu Elias: Still wondering why Shelvey is so underrated, he is an excellent big game player. Pure class!

    jerry elumeze: LVG doesn't get it, does he? Time to look for a new manager.

    dan delaney: Man utd playing like a drain! Moyes was getting slatted this time last season and he didnt have 150 million to spend like LVG.

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  24. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    One for the dubious goals panel there (if that still exists). Was it Jonjo Shelvey's goal? Or is Bafetimbi Gomis going to try and nab it? The jubilant home fans couldn't care less - their team is about a quarter of an hour away from clinching their first double against the mighty Manchester United...

  25. GOAL

    Swansea 2-1 Man Utd - Bafetimbi Gomis

    Well, well, well! No-one saw this one coming. Earlier I said Swansea were being pummelled like a tiring heavyweight boxer and in true Rocky Balboa style they bounce back to land a potentially knockout blow.

    Jonjo Shelvey lets fly with a speculative strike from 25 yards, which clips the forehead of Bafetimbi Gomis on its way past a wrong-footed David De Gea.

    Jonjo Shelvey celebrates
  26. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Now it is Angel Di Maria's turn to lead the Swansea defenders into a merry dance. The Argentine skips into the penalty area from the left, gets to the byeline, but sees his low cross blocked by the chest of international team-mate Fernandez.

  27. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    How have Manchester United not scored another yet? Wayne Rooney wriggles into space before seeing his low angled shot blocked by a Swansea defender.

  28. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    All Manchester United now. Swansea, like a tiring heavyweight boxer, are being pinned back on the ropes, absorbing every away punch. Another Red Devils corner is stuck into the six-yard box, but this time Fabianski is less convincing. He flaps at the ball and tumbles on to the floor. Can it break loose to a United player? Nope, Fabianski luckily lands on the ball to gather.

  29. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    But Manchester United are back on the attack within seconds. Another United corner finds Marcos Rojo, who cannot keep his head down. Chance.

  30. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Take a deep breath Swansea. The home side are given a moment to breathe as home keeper Lukasz Fabianski is fouled by Phil Jones as the pair challenge for a high ball.

  31. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United are posing more threat down the flanks since the introduction of Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young - exactly what Louis van Gaal was hoping for. Another Young centre from the left looks to pick out Robin van Persie, who can only stick the lightest touch on the ball with his slightly-greying head.

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    From Andy in Armagh: Manchester United's problem this season hasn't been the players, their tactics or the formation. The problem is the style of play being far too slow. I've never seen a Manchester United side attack so slowly, it just allows their opposition to get organised behind the ball. Speed things up Louis!

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  33. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "United have just started to edge a bit more forward, they are started to create a few more chance but Gomis still looks a threat for Swansea."

  34. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United substitute Ashley Young made an impact against Preston last week - and the England wide-man almost make another instant impression here. Young's inswinging cross finds Wayne Rooney, who stumbles and nudges the ball into the path of Robin van Persie. The Dutchman's eyes light up, only to poke into the side-netting of the Swansea goal.

  35. SUBSTITUTION

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Louis van Gaal isn't happy. The Manchester United boss decides to make another change - and it is another switch on the flank. This time, it is left-back Luke Shaw who is hooked, Ashley Young coming on in his place.

    Luke Shaw
  36. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United win consecutive corners as they look to retake the lead. Can they make the most of these set-pieces? No. Swansea clear both easily.

  37. YELLOW CARD

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    In all the drama of Ki Sung-yeung's effort (that's how dramatic it was), I didn't get chance to tell you that United defender Phil Jones was booked for kicking away the ball. One more misdemeanour young man and you'll be heading for an early bath. On your 23rd birthday....

  38. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Some risky defensive play by Manchester United as defender Marcos Rojo and keeper David De Gea try to play their way out of trouble. Eventually the ball breaks to Luke Shaw, who relieves the pressure by putting on the after-burners and stretching his legs down the left flank.

  39. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United win just their second corner of the match but, again, it is too close to Swansea keeper Lukasz Fabianski. The Pole collects under little pressure. That's meat and drink for him.

  40. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    After a Jonjo Shelvey cross to an unmarked Ki Sung-yeung led to the Swans' opener, you would think Manchester United have learned their lesson. They haven't. The pair combine again as Ki, again allowed to ghost into the United area, almost pokes past David De Gea. The Spain keeper goes loco at his derfence - and rightly so.

  41. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Swansea, like the first half, start brightly as Bafetimbi Gomis strays offside as he looks to latch onto a through ball.

  42. KICK-OFF

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Everybody is back in position. We have 22 players, three match officials and a 20,000 plus crowd. Game on.

  43. SUBSTITUTION

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Antonio Valencia was limbering up at the break - and he is the new United face at the start of the second half. The Ecuadorian right-back replaces Paddy McNair to provide more attacking threat down the flank, I'd imagine.

    Antonio Valencia
  44. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United's players are back out for the second half - well before their opponents. And there looks to be a change in the offing from Louis van Gaal....

  45. HALF-TIME

    As it stands

    Premier League table

    So what's the main significance of the other top-flight matches on this game? It has got to be over in South London, where Arsenal are leapfrogging Manchester United into third place as things stand.

    Swansea will remain ninth if nothing else changes (unlikely I know) because nearest rivals Stoke are being held to a draw at Aston Villa.

  46. HALF-TIME

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Wales Sport at Liberty Stadium

    "It's been an entertaining first half at the Liberty Stadium, and both sets of fans seem to think so too as they have contributed to a lively atmosphere in Swansea.

    "One of the most notable spectators here is Warren Gatland, head coach of Wales' national rugby team and the man who led the British and Irish Lions to a series win in Australia in 2013.

    "Did the New Zealander think the Ospreys - co-tenants at the Liberty Stadium - were playing?"

  47. HALF-TIME

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "The tempo to today's game is very different to how Swansea have played recently. Their recent results have been largely based on strong defensive performances but they are really attacking Manchester United and should be leading at the break.

  48. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tony Pepper: Will Phil Jones ever be the commanding leader Man United need in the centre of defence? Doesn't look likely at the moment

    George Watkins: Man United's defence terrible? I think you'll find we've conceded less than most of the league. And with Tyler Blackett..

    Colinho: Robin van Persie has been okay this season but looking at him you can tell he's past his peak.

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  49. HALF-TIME

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    It is hard to guess which manager will be happiest at the break - Swansea's Garry Monk or Manchester United's Louis van Gaal?

    Swansea are arguably playing better, so Monk may be disappointed that his team aren't ahead. And Van Gaal may be asking in the away changing room how they managed to lose their one-goal advantage in a blink of an eye.

  50. HALF-TIME

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    One minute of additional time passes rather uneventfully, United's defence repelling a deep Swansea free-kick hoisted into the box. Referee Neil Swarbrick has a quick look at his watch before giving a shrill of his whistle to signal half-time.

  51. YELLOW CARD

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Marouane Fellaini in action for Manchester United

    Here's what the home fans were desperate to see (other than a second Swansea goal of course) - a yellow card for Marouane Fellani. The Belgium midfielder clips at the heels of Jack Cork for the umpteenth time and sees a flash of yellow brandished in his face.

  52. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    But the set-piece comes to nothing. Angel Di Maria's high centre from the left corner flag is claimed by a grateful Lukasz Fabianski as the Swans survive.

  53. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    United left-back Luke Shaw has spent more time in the Swansea half than his own. And the England man bursts forward again, teasing opposite full-back Kyle Naughton before winning United's first corner of the match off the Swansea man's legs....

  54. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    United boss Louis van Gaal squints in the South Wales sunshine as his side attack again. But they cannot find a gap in the sturdy Swans defence and are forced to go back before going forward again...

  55. Final five

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Five minutes left for either side to nick an advantage before they take a breather. United right-back Paddy McNair thinks he has forced a corner - he hasn't according to the officials.

  56. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    "Handball!" cry the home fans as Robin van Persie controls Angel Di Maria's lofted, square pass. Hmmm, I'm not having that. It doesn't mater anyway as the Dutchman scuffs his volley harmlessly wide.

    Robin van Persie shoots
  57. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Still more Manchester United possession as the clock ticks towards half-time. Another cross from the left flank is headed down by the spongy head of Marouane Fellaini, but a white Swansea shirt is perfectly placed to nod clear.

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    Please, no more Ki/key puns...

    Pundit de Satge: Ki unlocking the door to United's defence. Sorry, had to be done.

    Bright Eugene: It seems Swansea has the Ki to Manchester United's defence. They couldn't keep their lead for more than 60 seconds.

    Jeremiah Kariuki: A classic touch for the goal by Herrera. But that doesn't change the fact that Man U are awful especially at defence!

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  59. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    The away side enjoy another spell of possession down the left flank, this time Angel Di Maria's ball into the mixer is hooked clear by Swans defender Ashley Williams.

  60. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    The decibel level around the Liberty Stadium goes back up a notch after that Swansea equaliser. United attempt to replicate the quick reply from their opponents, but Luke Shaw's wayward cross from the left touchline is easily claimed by Swans keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

  61. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd - Ki Sung-yueng

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "Ki did well at Sunderland last season, he was a real key player for them and instrumental in them staying up. It was a great run and a super finish from him."

  62. GOAL

    Swansea 1-1 Man Utd - Ki Sung-yueng

    What a response from Swansea! The home side did not deserve to be behind and they trailed for barely two minutes as Ki Sung-yueng levels almost instantly.

    The South Korea midfielder ghosts into the United penalty area to steer in Jonjo Shelvey's curling left-wing cross. Beautiful delivery and a very tidy finish.

    Ki Sung-yueng scores
  63. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Man Utd - Ander Herrera

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "It was a brilliant goal. A wonderfully worked goal from United, they have the players that are capable of that and that's what we all want to see."

  64. GOAL

    Swansea 0-1 Man Utd - Ander Herrera

    Swansea have shaded the opening half an hour - but now they are behind. Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, the man who stopped the Swans scoring in the early stages, puts United ahead with a unstoppable precise drive into the bottom corner. It came after a sweeping move down the left that involved Wayne Rooney.

    Ander Herrera scores
  65. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    Bafetimbi Gomis is the focal point of the Swansea attack, and he looks the likeliest to break the deadlock. The Frenchman beats the United offside trap but he can't beat David De Gea to a through ball as the Spanish keeper hurtles out to gather.

    Bafetimbi Gomis
  66. Text us on 81111

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    Opta Joe: 560 - It took Wayne Rooney 560 minutes to attempt his first shot on target in the Premier League in 2015. Coy.

  67. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Wales Sport at Liberty Stadium

    "Manchester United may have made an unconvincing start at the Liberty Stadium, but there is some encouraging news for Louis van Gaal's side: Wayne Rooney has had his first shot on target of 2015.

    "It was a fairly weak effort easily saved by Lukasz Fabianski, but that is at least the end of an unwanted run of wayward shooting for Rooney."

  68. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    Jeers from the home supporters as Marouane Fellaini clips the heels of new Swans midfielder Jack Cork inside his own half. The Swansea fans want a booking - but ref Neil Swarbrick settles for giving the big Belgian a ticking off.

    Marouane Fellaini
  69. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    Another Swansea corner - which could spell trouble for the away team. After Bafetimbi Gomis twice went close from accurate set-pieces, the home side decide to...play it short. Baffling. The short corner comes to nothing and United are let off the hook.

  70. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    No real pattern of play yet, as both sides jostle for superiority. United skipper Wayne Rooney, back in his favoured forward position, dashes towards the near post to sweep Luke Shaw's cross goalwards, but it is an easy take for Lukasz Fabianski.

  71. Text us on 81111

    Louis van Gaal

    Tom, Cambridge: It's not about who you are it's about what you say. Scholes was amazing but Van Gaal not so much at playing football, but does that mean only amazing ex-players can be managers because Gascoigne didn't work out so well but Sir Bobby, Sir Alex and a few other not so great footballers have done OK!

    Andy, Surrey: I agree entirely with Andrew in London regarding Jenas and Kilbane, but from such underachievers I really don't let it worry me. If their views were important it may be a different matter.

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  72. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    Play quickly whizzes back to the other end, where Swansea forward Wayne Routledge's smart turn ends in a low shot straight at United keeper David De Gea. More slack marking from the away defence inside their penalty area.

  73. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    United skipper Wayne Rooney leaves the set-piece to Angel Di Maria, whose teasing cross from the right is unconvincingly punched clear by Swans keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

    The ball drops to Robin van Persie, who thunders a rising shot from a tight angle clips the crossbar before fizzing out for a throw-in.

  74. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    Angel Di Maria of Manchester United and Swansea City's Bafetimbi Gomis

    Better possession from Manchester United as they look to stick their first meaningful shot at the Swans' goal. The Red Devils go left, then they go right. But they can't find a gap to put in a cross or a shot before Swansea concede a free-kick close to the right touchline...

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    Rohith Reddy: Good time for Man Utd to put in that performance and end all the "results vs good football" debate for once. Hopeful.

    Chris Wheatley: Why the arguments about who said Manchester United are not playing well. My 6-year old grandson can see this. It is obvious.

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  76. CLOSE!

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    Oh my.... another golden chance for Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis! United's defence leave the big Frenchman isolated again as he rises to stick his dreadlocked head, via a near-post flick-on, on Gylfi Sigurdsson's right-wing corner.

    Somehow he misses the target as the home fans wonder how he didn't hit the target. I can't provide an answer...

  77. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    Not that we need confirmation... but I've just seen the goal-line technology replay of that Gomis chance. A little of the ball (about a sixth of the leather bag of wind) was peeking past the line. But as we know that isn't enough...

  78. Post update

    Swansea v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    Andrew, London: Paul Scholes can say what he likes, he's earned the right. But Jermaine Jenas and Kevin Kilbane lecturing Louis van Gaal on style v results? Please...

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  79. Post update

    Swansea v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas

    Final Score

    "This is not the Manchester United I was brought up on. Yes they are getting the job done and getting points on the board but from a fan's perspective, I am bored. They don't look like they have found a style. Paul Scholes was saying you don't see players taking risks now, which he was always encouraged to do."

  80. OFF THE LINE!

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    And that cheap mistake almost costs United. Argentina defender Marcos Rojo recovers from his initial mistake to concede a corner, from which Bafetimbi Gomis rises highest - unmarked I should add - to head goalwards.

    Half the Liberty crowd think it is a goal - but fortunately for United, Ander Herrera is there at the far post to boot off the line with an outstretched foot. Excellent clearance.

  81. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    The returning Gylfi Sigurdsson wins a free-kick on the halfway line, giving the ball to the men in white for the first time really. Swansea go back initially, then give the ball back to United before Marcos Rojo, who then gifts back possession...

  82. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    Early warming of the palms for Swans keeper Lukasz Fabianski as he gathers a tame shot from Wayne Rooney. United enjoying the lion's share of the early possession.

  83. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Man Utd

    The two managers shake hands on the touchline, before referee Neil Swarbrick does a quick head count. The official is happy, toots his whistle for the first time, and that means it is game on.

  84. Post update

    Swansea v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "What the manager and players will say is that if you are getting the results it can manifest into performances but they have not been exciting.

    "Against Preston they won 3-1 but was it convincing? No and that was against a League One side. They didn't have a shot on target until the second half against Preston and they seem to play the same way in every game and it will be the same today until Van Gaal makes a change. He has really good game management which is a real strength."

  85. Post update

    Swansea v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    The familiar strains of Tom Jones's 'Delilah' blasts out of the PA system as the two sides line up in the tunnel. Then, we hear a spooky war-time air-raid siren which acts as an instruction for the players to wander out on to the pitch. Almost show-time....

  86. Changing face of Van Gaal's United

    Swansea v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    16 August, 2014: Manchester United's first matchday squad under Louis van Gaal

    Manchester United

    21 February, 2015: Van Gaal's line-up in the reverse fixture at Swansea....

    Manchester United
  87. Post update

    Swansea v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    And the side which Louis van Gaal has named today is almost unrecognisable from the one which lost to the Swans on the opening day. Only four United players - David de Gea, Phil Jones, Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney - have started both matches....

  88. Post update

    Swansea v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he is close to being able to pick his preferred side for the first time this season.

    England midfielder Michael Carrick is the only absentee for United's trip to Swansea on Saturday.

    Van Gaal said: "In the first four months I have only been able to select the fit players and, as you know, we have always had 10 or 11 injuries. Now, in the last few months we have only one or two players injured, so that is a big difference."

  89. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    James Kirk: Gomis hasn't done it for me on his own & looks in desperate need of a strike partner. Oliveira looks more willing to score.

    Rohith Reddy J: Good time for Man Utd to put in that performance and end all the "results vs good football" debate for once.

    Tony Pepper: The fight for Champions League is on, 5 pts separates 5 teams, every game is crucial now, Man United need an away win today.

  90. Post update

    Swansea v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    Steve Bower

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "Louis van Gaal is still the subject of strong criticism. From the long-ball team, to not enough pace in the side, to Wayne Rooney's position, to four at the back, there's still much debate to be had about the new look Manchester United.

    "It's worth remembering when he first arrived the importance of an immediate return to the Champions League wasn't overstated. The club also expect to be challenging for silverware. As it stands, he's on course to achieve both.

    "The opening day victory for Swansea over Manchester United was one of the highlight's so far of Garry Monk's time in charge and he is now going for an unthinkable league double over the Red Devils.

    "Swansea will have to improve on their recent form to give Van Gaal another uncomfortable afternoon, although with the current United team you should never rule out a new debate."

  91. Post update

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    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Wales Sport at Liberty Stadium

    Swansea v Manchester United

    The spotlight tends to be on Manchester United whoever they're playing, but it has been a significant few days for Swansea.

    A proposed £30m deal with US billionaire John Moores to buy a 30% stake in the club is not expected to go ahead, but the supporters trust - who own 20% of the shares - expect further investment talks.

    Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has addressed the issue in today's match programme.

    "I'm positive that any movement away from the current set up will only be put in place if everyone connected to our club is convinced it's a good thing for the football club first and foremost," he writes.

    "If not, and this is my opinion, I can see the status quo continuing for some years to come."

  92. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Opta Joe: 3 - Robin van Persie has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances at Liberty Stadium. Freedom.

  93. Boring, boring United?

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    Wayne Rooney

    So BBC Sport pundit Jermaine Jenas agrees with Paul Scholes's assessment that Manchester United's style is about exciting as a pack of ready salted crisps.

    But his wish that Wayne Rooney moves further forward appears to be happening today. You would expect Rooney to start up top alongside the returning Robin van Persie.

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    Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas: "Manchester United fans and all of us expected a lot more. I get bored very quickly watching them.

    "It's weird seeing Wayne Rooney play in midfield. For England, Wayne wanted everything to come through him and he did use to drop into midfield. But it's about what he's better at."

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    Swansea v Manchester United

    Manchester United's recent results cannot be sniffed at - but that hasn't stopped people questioning their performances. Red Devils legend Paul Scholes (not shy of being vocal in the media these days) was one, blasting his old club's current style under Van Gaal as 'miserable'. Do you agree with Scholes? Or are results more important than performances?

    And we also want to hear from you Swansea fans out there. How are you going to cope without Wilfried Bony? Is Bafetimbi Gomis capable of filling the goal gap?

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  96. Team news

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    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Wales Sport at Liberty Stadium

    Swansea City manager Garry Monk springs a surprise by switching to a new diamond midfield formation, making two changes from the 2-0 defeat to West Brom. Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson returns from a three-match suspension in place of Jefferson Montero while winger Wayne Routledge comes in for Nathan Dyer and will sit just behind striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal makes three changes from the 3-1 FA Cup win against Preston, with fit-again Robin van Persie replacing Radamel Falcao up front and Paddy McNair and Phil Jones coming in for Antonio Valencia and Chris Smalling in defence.

  97. Post update

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    Back to the present day. Now Swansea face Van Gaal again as they bid to record the South Wales club's first 'double' against the 20-time English champions.

    But this Manchester United is arguably a different proposition to the one they faced on the opening day. The Red Devils have taken 34 points from the last 45 - more than any other team in the league has managed during that period.

  98. Post update

    Louis van Gaal

    A couple of hours later, there was a rather different mood among the home fans. Swansea had gatecrashed the party by nicking a 2-1 win.

    The Welsh side were the uninvited guest who causes an unsavoury rumpus before sauntering out as everyone else is left stood in stunned silence. After having drank all the free booze of course.

    United captain Wayne Rooney's overhead kick cancelled out Ki Sung-yueng's opener for the Welsh side, but some uncertain defending allowed Swans midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson to score a 72nd-minute winner.

  99. Post update

    A Louis van Gaal scarf

    "Things can only get better," was the D:Ream/Tony Blair style message on several scarves flapping in the Old Trafford wind.

    "King Louis is here - United are back," proclaimed another.

    Back in August, Old Trafford was awash with excitement as Dutch master Louis van Gaal strutted into town....

    Louis van Gaal
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    Matt Harding: Wayne Rooney back up front? Ander Herrera from the start? Radamel Falcao dropped? Now that's the team we've been waiting for...

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  101. Team news

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    Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson returns from suspension as Swansea make two changes from the defeat by West Brom.

    Netherlands striker Robin van Persie starts after missing the FA Cup win with a minor knock, Radamel Falcao dropping to the bench.

    Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Shelvey, Ki, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Gomis.

    Man Utd XI: De Gea, McNair, Jones, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Fellaini, Herrera, Di Maria, Rooney, Van Persie.