16/08/2014 16:00, Report by Ryan Grant

Gallery of Manchester United v Swansea City

Premier League football made its long-awaited return to Old Trafford on Saturday and, despite another acrobatic goal from Wayne Rooney, it wasn't to be a day to remember for Louis van Gaal's side.

Youngsters Tyler Blackett and Jesse Lingard won't be forgetting the afternoon in a hurry though, after United's new manager handed them competitive debuts against Swansea City, but it would be Garry Monk's men who would have the last laugh on the opening afternoon.

Van Gaal received a massive ovation from the Reds faithful as he emerged from the tunnel before kick-off, as over 75,000 fans filled the stands for the first time since May.

By clicking on the main image above, you can now view a selection of photos from United's first league fixture of the season.

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