Manchester United's fixtures have been announced for 2014/15, and the opening game has a familiar feel to it.
United face Swansea City in their first game for the second season in a row in their first game, and will hope for a 4-1 scoreline like last time.
Beyond that United's opening fixtures are a lot more comfortable than those David Moyes faced, with their next five seeing them play Sunderland, Burnley, QPR, Burnley and West Ham.
The home fixture got the approval of one United star, with Ashley Young commenting on the Premier League's announcement on Twitter:
Nice to start the season with a home game. Swansea again opening day... can't wait!!!— Ashley Young (@youngy18) June 18, 2014
Young however may have wanted to avoid checking his replies, for they were full of an uncomfortable truth.
United fans all too gleefully took the opportunity to remind Young that he could be sold by time the season kicks, off, sitting on the bench, or even playing in the fixture... for Swansea.
“@youngy18: Nice to start the season with a home game. Swansea again opening day... can't wait!!!” You'll be playing for Swansea.— Azeem. (@TheNumber10Role) June 18, 2014
Young had such a poor season at United that he lost his place in the England squad, although has recently spoken of his keenness to knuckle down in pre-season and impress Louis Van Gaal.
He has been an underwhelming addition since signing from Aston Villa in 2011, and his future will depend on which players Van Gaal has in mind to bring in during the transfer window.
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