And so they came to Old Trafford, full of optimism about a new era of hope of expectation - Louis Van Gaal was in the dugout and everything was going to okay.
And then, after 28 minutes, Swansea City take the lead – you know what means?
DAVID MOYES JOKES!!!
Is that a plane I hear above Old Trafford? @FootballRamble
— Fuzz Caminski (@fuzzcaminski) August 16, 2014
Can't wait for the 90th min when Moyes climbs to the top of Fergie's stand, takes off his Van Gaal mask & zip-lines away w/ a sack of money. — Zack Goldman (@ThatDamnYank) August 16, 2014
Thank God the back of Paul Scholes' head was there to provide a sense of perspective to proceedings.
Big fan of BT showing the back of Paul Scholes' head as if he was a victim of a cowboy builder on Watchdog. — Joe Stevenson (@JoeStephenson96) August 16, 2014
"My toughest opponent? The back of Paul Scholes' head of Manchester." - Zinedine Zidane — Jonathan (@JonLabbatts) August 16, 2014
And half-time the United fans did finally get to see a winner – just not in the fashion stakes.
The second-half though brought another dose of new hope. Van Gaal swiftly got rid of his back three and there were clear indications that this was NOT, I repeat NOT, David Moyes' team.
Don't worry United fans. Van Gaal looks confident on the sideline so everything is gonna be ok. — Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) August 16, 2014
Everything's going to be ok. Van Gaal has a big ego.
— Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) August 16, 2014
When Wayne Rooney equalised it all looked as is everything was okay in the world, but NO, Swansea took the lead again with Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring what would prove to be the winner. And oh how the 'banter' flowed again.
— Doc (@ManhattanDoc) August 16, 2014
*searches Twitter for "Van Gaal", "size", "task" and "hands"* — Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) August 16, 2014
David Moyes, is that you? — Tunde SMD (@ProducerTD) August 16, 2014
I guess the Ashley Young experiment is over — Dion Fanning (@dionfanning) August 16, 2014
That was exciting for a mid-table clash.
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) August 16, 2014
I didn't think it was possible but it seems the feel good factor from the International Champions Cup has worn off already — Evan Fanning (@evanfanning) August 16, 2014
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 16, 2014
But let us finish by giving credit to the pirates from Swansea City who deserve some credit for coming to Old Trafford and plundering all three points.
Football eh? The more things change the more they stay the same.
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