Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has compared the Red Devils' opening day Premier League defeat to last season's results at Old Trafford, reports ESPN.
United went down 2-1 against Swansea City earlier today, as Louis van Gaal's reign got off to the worst possible start at the Theatre of Dreams.
And Moyes, who was sacked as boss of United after just over nine months in charge of the club, has insisted that Dutch coach Louis van Gaal needs time at the club.
Moyes has also insisted that Van Gaal needs the opportunity to get the team he wants, as United look to improve on last season's nightmare campaign.
"Everybody knew it was going to take time," said Moyes, in his role as a pundit for beIN Sports.
"Taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson for anybody, it would take time.
"Louis van Gaal will need the time to do the job as well. He'll need to have that opportunity to change things and get a team he wants."
The former United manager has also insisted that today's game was similar to the ones against the likes of West Brom, Everton and Co. last season.
"What happened today happened to me against West Brom, Newcastle, and Everton last year," Moyes added.
"Every team in the Premier League is very organised now and quite often it's the special players that win you the games."
Manchester United fans will now be hoping Van Gaal adds to his squad before the close of the transfer window. The Red Devils have only purchased Spanish ace Ander Herrera and teenager Luke Shaw in this market, despite losing a number of first team stars at the end of the 2013/14 season.