A Swansea City vs. Manchester United live stream and televised soccer match is among the big sports highlights on Saturday, Aug. 17. These two teams will clash as part of the opening English Premier League 2013-14 season games begin, with this game considered the spotlight matchup on the first day. Manchester United has high hopes to be the top team in Premier League play this season, while Swansea will look for an early season upset. United States fans will enjoy this Premier League soccer live stream and TV action thanks to NBC.
According to an NY Daily News report Aug. 15, Manchester United are the defending champions in Premier League soccer, but due to the departure of their manager Alex Ferguson, it may be unlikely to see this squad repeat. Last season saw "Sir Alex" and United capture the title, which was the thirteenth overall for Ferguson, allowing him to leave on a high. David Moyes has now stepped in to try to fill those big shoes as manager. The team will look towards the scoring prowess of Robin Van Persie, who led the Premier League with 26 goals last season.
As for Swansea, they won the Football League Cup earlier this year, and have also brought nine new players to the mix. Among them are Wilfried Bony, who could combine with Michu to make a lethal goal-scoring duo for the Swansea City club. Now the team will look to enjoy more success in both Premier League and Europa League play this upcoming season.
Today's Swansea City vs. Manchester United match has a start time of 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time for the United States viewers. NBC will provide televised coverage of this matchup, while their online video feed site will have it showing through the internet. To watch this Premier League soccer game live online, head over to the NBC Sports Live Extra website to get more info.