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The best of the reaction as the Louis van Gaal era starts with defeat for Manchester United

by Aidan Elder | August 16, 2014

After all the excitement and optimism building up over the summer, the Louis van Gaal era at Old Trafford got off to an underwhelming start with a surprise home defeat to Swansea. To make matter worse, it wasn’t a performance in which the hosts could blame bad luck or bad refereeing for the result. United created little and defended badly, with the Dutchman’s bold selection choices failing to pay off. Here’s some of the best reaction on Twitter:

Never one to miss the chance of a troll, Piers Morgan gets stuck in:

Jose Enrique wins some more love from the Liverpool fans:

Rodney Marsh joins the fun:

We’re loving the BT Box on BT Sports:

It’s not exactly ‘reaction’, but this video of Ashley Young getting bird shit in his mouth is too amazing to ignore:

Van Gaal gives a frank assessment of the performance to @ManUtd

Matt Fortune takes us back 12 months:

According to OptaJoe, van Gaal has an unwelcome record to his name:

Total MLS feels for the kids:

And one more from ourselves because we think we’re great:

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