Matthew Peters/Manchester United
By SI Wire
August 13, 2014

Swansea City vs. Manchester United

This weekend marks the opening week of the Barclays Premier League, and Manchester United starts its season on the road to take on Swansea City. 

Last season, United finished 7th on the table with just 64 points. This week, new boss Louis Van Gaal announced Wayne Rooney as the captain of the squad this year as it looks to get back to the top of the Premier League. The club brought in Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw for hefty fees, though United did lose longtime players Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Ryan Giggs, the latter to retirement. 

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Swansea City finished 12th last season on the table with just 42 points. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who transferred from Arsenal, highlights the new players on the club this season.

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Date: Saturday, Aug. 16

Start Time: 7:00 a.m. ET

TV: NBC Sports Network

Live Stream: The match can be streamed live in the United States here

Tickets: For ticket information, visit Swansea City's official website.

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