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Watch Live: Manchester United vs. Swansea City (Lineups)

Aug 16, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT

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Manchester United’s new era under Louis van Gaal kicks off against Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday (watch live on NBCSN, 7:45 a.m. ET and online via Live Extra).

The Red Devils and the Swans will kick off the 2014-15 season and both will be hoping to improve on last year, especially United.

Coming off the back of their worst-ever season in the PL, LVG’s men finished seventh last term but they will be hoping to get off to a flying start this time out.

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United are without Robin van Persie, Luke Shaw, Michael Carrick, Michael Carrick and several others for Van Gaal’s debut PL game. Youngster Tyler Blackett makes his United debut while Jesse Lingard also start for the home side. Swansea get a boost as Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge return from injury.

LINEUPS

Manchester United: De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Blackett; Lingard, Fletcher, Herrera, Young; Mata; Rooney, Hernandez. Subs: Amos, James, M Keane, Fellaini, Kagawa, Nani, Januzaj

Swansea City: Fabianski, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Bony. Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Richards, Tiendalli, Montero, Sheehan, Gomis

  1. footballer4ever - Aug 16, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Let the football season begin! let’s see what Manchester United is made of after last year’s debacle. Pre-game rituals going on right now. Enjoy the game, football fans!

  2. mhoub1186 - Aug 16, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Nbc sports app login isn’t working. Can you check on this??? Keeps crashing. I’ve had these problems before but really severe now. Thank you.

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