Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, bottom right, scores against Swansea City during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal found no instant fix as a new era dawned in dispiriting fashion at Old Trafford where Swansea City's 2-1 victory on the opening day of the Premier League reopened old wounds.United's new captain Wayne Rooney had cancelled out Ki Sung-yueng's neat goal for the visitors shortly after halftime but Gylfi Sigurdsson's late strike condemned the Old Trafford side to their first opening-day top-flight home defeat for 42 years. Tottenham Hotspur, who finished one place above United in sixth last season, began life under new manager Mauricio Pochettino with a 1-0 win at London rivals West Ham United thanks to a stoppage-time goal from new signing Eric Dier.Queens Park Rangers were beaten 1-0 at home by Hull City on their return to the top flight, missing a penalty in the process, while Aston Villa earned a notable three points with a 1-0 win at Stoke City -- Andreas Weimann grabbing the goal.Champions Manchester City visit Newcastle United on Sunday after Liverpool entertain Southampton while Chelsea will travel to promoted Burnley on Monday.
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