Swansea City are set to kick-off their the 2014/15 Premier League season at Old Trafford on August 16th, in what could prove to be a tough start for the club.

The Welsh side will be hoping for a better performance than last season’s opening game, which ended as a 4-1 home defeat to the Red Devils.

Incoming Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will be looking to impress in his first competitive game with the former champions, while Gary Monk will be keen to see a positive start and prove that he is the right man to lead the Welsh club forward after earning a permanent deal.

The Swans will then play their first home game of the season against Burnley on August 23, followed by a visit from West Brom on August 30 – two games which the club will be hoping to pick up points from.

Tough November

After a relatively easy few months, with a number of fixtures they will be hoping to win, November could be a tricky month for Swansea, with visits to Everton and last year's champions, Manchester City, as well as a home game against Arsenal.

The Swans have also been handed a tough run-in, with a trip to Arsenal on May 9, before their last home game of the season against Manchester City. They will then visit Crystal Palace on the final weekend of the campaign.

Improved position

Without the added pressure of European football, the club can focus on improving on their 12th place finish next season under Monk.

The club will also avoid clashing with their Welsh rivals, Cardiff, who were unable to avoid relegation from the Premier League last season.

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