Premier League - Van Gaal hands debuts to trio in first United game

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has named three debutants in an injury-weakened side to face Swansea City in the Premier League.

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera of Spain (2nd R) celebrates with Ashley Young (2nd L) (Reuters)

Centre-back Tyler Blackett and wing-back Jesse Lingard both start in Van Gaal's first competitive match at Old Trafford, while £30m midfield signing Ander Herrera is also included.

United are set to play a 3-4-1-2 formation, with Blackett joining Phil Jones and Chris Smalling in central defence. Javier Hernandez starts up front in the absence of Robin van Persie.

Michael Carrick, Luke Shaw, Jonny Evans, Rafael, Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck also miss out.

MANCHESTER UNITED v SWANSEA CITY: LIVE

MANCHESTER UNITED: De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Blackett; Lingard, Fletcher, Herrera, Young; Mata; Rooney, Hernandez... Subs: Amos, James, M Keane, Fellaini, Kagawa, Nani, Januzaj.

SWANSEA CITY: Fabianski, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Bony... Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Richards, Tiendalli, Montero, Sheehan, Gomis.

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