Manchester United latest: Including Swansea reaction and Everton duo

Leighton Baines

News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Manchester United beat Swansea City 4-1 away at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday in David Moyes’ first Premier League game in charge of the English champions.

A brace each for Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck and two assists from second half substitute Wayne Rooney ensured the new boss’ debut for with the Red Devils went to plan.

Goal scorer Robin van Persie described the victory as ‘an important day’.

“It was an important day for us today; you don’t want to lose the first game of the season. I think we played well, everyone looked fit and we worked very hard. I’m very pleased,” the Dutch ace told Sky Sports.

United legend Gary Neville believes Moyes took his first step towards ‘silencing his critics’ with the win over the Swans.

Yesterday represented a seismic moment for English football. The rest of the game has always been thinking: 'Wait until Sir Alex Ferguson retires. Then we'll find out about Manchester United.' And it has been apparent for the last few weeks that there has been a tension building around Manchester United,” explained Neville.

Wayne Rooney had told David Moyes that he needs to 'play more games', according to reports in the The Telegraph.

However, midfielder Michael Carrick insisted Rooney is still ‘one of us’ despite his choice not to celebrate United’s goals with the rest of the team on Saturday.

"He is a big Manchester United player," Carrick said.

"He's one of us and we all stick together.

In transfer news, Everton confirmed today their rejection of United’s £28 million bid for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines. The Toffees described the offer as ‘derisory’ and insulting.

Meanwhile, The Express claims United are ‘plotting’ a £45 million ‘double swoop’ for Mesuit Ozil and Kaka of Real Madrid.

Finally, United striker Javier Hernandez has ‘snubbed’ Valencia, preferring to stay with the Reds Devils, despite being ‘grateful’ for the Spanish giants’ interest.

"The interest from Valencia was real. He had the chance to speak with the sporting director [Braulio Vazquez] but Javier, I reiterate, wants to stay at Manchester United, this is the challenge,” the Mexican’s agent revealed.

"He was very grateful to Valencia and the other clubs who called him.”

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