Manchester United have started the new season in good form. A triumphant display by the Reds proved to be too strong for Swansea to contain. Some clinical finishing, an amazing attacking display and solid defensive work helped David Moyes win his first Premier League game in charge as Manchester United manager.
Robin Van Persie handed Manchester United the lead. The prolific Dutch striker had scored the opener with a spectacular acrobatic volley, which had the travelling fans celebrating. Whilst the away fans were still celebrating, they had even more to cheer about as Danny Welbeck had scored a tap in, which was assisted by Antonio Valencia from inside the box.
With 61 minutes gone, David Moyes decided to bring on Wayne Rooney to replace Ryan Giggs. The English striker received a great reception from the away fans as he has been under a lot of media scrutiny in the past few weeks as his future still remains unclear.
Nonetheless, United had struck again under Robin Van Persie with a brilliant solo effort. The pass was played into him from Rooney, who then made a run but Van Persie had found the net for the second time in this match.
However, Wilfried Bony had scored a goal in the 82nd minute to give The Swans a glimpse of hope, but it was too little too late. Manchester United had failed to clear the ball as they tackled it, which soaked in more pressure and resulted in Bony calmly placing the ball past De Gea to grab a goal in his debut.
But the match was not over yet. Rooney had received the ball and had slid in an accurate through ball for his team mate Danny Welbeck to cheekily lob the goalkeeper from close range. Welbeck had also managed to grab his second goal of the match, as well as score for England in midweek.
Things had started to get better for the new manager in the hot seat as his team were playing with fluency and flair. Swansea had rarely threatened the United penalty area other than score their 82nd minute consolation goal under Wilfried Bony.
As the match had come to a conclusion, it was Manchester United who had emerged victorious over their rivals with a 4-1 win to place them on the top of the Barclays Premier League table.