MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16: Ki Sung-Yeung of Swansea City scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on August 16, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester - Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng scored the first goal of the 2014-15 Premier League season when he put his side 1-0 up at Manchester United on Saturday.

The South Korea international, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland, steered a pass from Gylfi Sigurdsson into the bottom-right corner from the edge of the box in the 28th minute at Old Trafford.

The goal was a setback for new United manager Louis van Gaal in his first competitive game at the club.

United finished in seventh place in the Premier League last season - their lowest finish since 1990.

Sapa-AFP