Wayne Rooney has travelled to the Liberty Stadium with the Manchester United squad for their season opener, according to BBC Sport.
It was widely believed that David Moyes would be willing to leave out the Englishman from the opening fixture, owing to the injury which has kept him from playing the entire pre-season. But, with Rooney playing for 67 minutes in a friendly against Scotland, pressure seems to have been piled upon the new United manager.
Having been handed the toughest opening fixture list in 20 years, in his own words, Moyes shall be hoping to get those three points in the bag, and make a winning start to his Premier League career with United, before facing Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in the next three of the four fixtures.
United failed in securing the services of Thiago Alacantara, who chose to join Bayern Munich instead, and with their pursuit to sign Cesc Fabregas looking almost unlikely, they have not managed to make any marquee signings.
They have been linked with the likes of Luka Modric, Mesut Ozil and Willian Borges da Silva. But their hopes of signing a dependable central midfielder look all but fulfilled.
The Red Devils will be dependent on their star striker Robin van Persie, who helped them win the Community Shield against Wigan Athletic with a timely brace.
With Rooney due to participate in Saturday's game against Swansea - it may finally bring a closure to one of this summer's major transfer sagas.
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