Manchester United vs Swansea City: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread
The 2014/15 Premier League season kicks off today with the opening tie between Manchester United and Swansea City, live from Old Trafford in England.
After a strong summer for United where they won the International Champions Cup and went undefeated in preseason, Louis Van Gaal’s team now has to do it for real in the world’s most popular sports league against the underdogs, Swansea, led by manager Garry Monk.
For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown on:
Manchester United vs Swansea City, 7:45am ET, NBCSN and mun2 and NBC Sports Live Extra
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: Fabianski, Rangel, Amat, Williams (C), Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Bony
Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Richards, Tiendalli, Montero, Sheehan, Gomis
Referee – Mike Dean
Commentators – Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
For viewers in the United States, the match will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
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