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Louis van Gaal says it's goals that count

Dpa
Monday, August 18, 2014

LONDON - Manchester United's new manager Louis van Gaal discovered the extent of the task facing him on Sunday as his side suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Swansea on the opening day of the new Premier League season.

Gylfi Sigurdsson's second-half winner was enough to give Swansea victory and leave van Gaal scratching his head.

"We were very nervous in the first half, made the wrong choices and that is a pity," the Dutchman said.

"We had more chances than Swansea but that shall say nothing about the result. It's the goals that count."

United had been hoping for a good start after finishing seventh last season but their defensive frailty was all too clear and they fell behind to an early goal by Ki Sung-Yueng.

United were missing a host of top names including Robin van Persie but Wayne Rooney equalised eight minutes into the second half and from there, they would have expected to go on to win.








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