Louis van Gaal hands Premier League debuts to Tyler Blackett and Jesse Lingard
Published 16/08/2014 | 12:09
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has handed Premier League debuts to 20-year-old Tyler Blackett and 21-year-old Jesse Lingard as he prepares for his first Premier League game against Swansea at Old Trafford (kick-off 12.45pm)
Summer signing Luke Shaw is injured so Tyler Blackett gets his chance to shine while Jesse Lingard, who impressed on a loan spell at Birmingham City last season, also makes the team.
Lingard scored 10 goals, created 52 chances and recorded six assists last season.
United- 2 debuts and 11 homegrown or English in the 18. Whist we all know United do need strengthening the path is always open to youth!— Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 16, 2014
Van Gaal admitted yesterday his squad was looking a bit thin - there are also several youngsters on the Manchester United bench.
Swansea starting XI: Fabianski, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Dyer, Bony. Subs: Gomis, Tiendalli, Montero, Tremmel, Bartley, Richards, Sheehan.
Referee: Mike Dean