Manchester United vs Swansea team news: Louis van Gaal names Tyler Blackett and Jesse Lingard in XI for Premier League opener

Javier Hernandez also starts in Premier League curtain raiser

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Louis van Gaal has named a surprise starting XI for his first Premier League game.

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The Dutch coach will hand 20-year-old Tyler Blackett his debut, while Jesse Lingard and Javier Hernandez, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, will also start.

Van Gaal will play the 3-5-2 formation that took the Netherlands to the World Cup semi-final, with Lingard and Ashley Young the wing-backs. Wayne Rooney will captain the side.

Van Gaal admitted yesterday his squad was looking a bit thin - there are also several youngsters on the Manchester United bench.

For Swansea, Garry Monk will hand a debut to Arsenal's FA Cup hero Lukasz Fabianski, while Glyfi Sugurdsson starts on his return to the club. Liverpool target Wilfried Bony starts for the Swans, with new striker Bafetimbi Gomis given a spot on the bench.


Manchester United: De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Blackett; Lingard, Fletcher, Herrera, Young; Mata; Rooney (c), Hernandez.

Subs: Amos, James, M Keane, Fellaini, Kagawa, Nani, Januzaj.

Swansea City: Fabianksi, Rangel, Williams (c), Amat, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Montero, Bony.

Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Richards, Tiendalli, Montero, Sheehan, Gomis.