Man United fans hoped that last season was an aberration, as the club failed to qualify for European football for the first time in almost thirty years. But with the departure of the faltering David Moyes and the arrival of Louis van Gaal, one of Europe’s leading managers, the club hoped to make a quick comeback. However the slide towards mediocrity continues, after Swansea recorded their first ever league victory at Old Trafford.
The 2-1 defeat to the Welsh side was Manchester United’s first home opening day defeat since 1972. The new manager Louis van Gaal must now look for redemption away to Sunderland on Sunday afternoon as he seeks to stop the rot at United.
Sunderland currently sit one place ahead of Manchester United in the league table after their opening day 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion and will fancy their chances against United.
Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in world soccer, but if the new manager can’t stop the decline, they are in danger of emulating Liverpool, a former European powerhouse still struggling to recapture their former glory.