What’s true in the NFL is also true in the EPL. The preseason means nothing.
Manchester United learned that lesson the hard way after sweeping through their American preseason tour with everyone hailing former Netherlands manager Louis Van Gaal as an all-conquering hero.
United lost the opening match of the 2014-15 EPL season 2-1 at home to Swansea City in a stunning result.
The opening match loss led to a delightful amount of Man Utd. schadenfreude across the interwebs, but this enterprising soul who hacked Van Gaal’s Wikipedia page immediately after the match earns Man of the Match honors.