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Garry Monk: Swansea can improve on Manchester United win

The manager was thrilled with his team's shock result at Old Trafford but still believes it can get "sharper" as the new Premier League season progresses.

Swansea City boss Garry Monk has challenged his players to prove that their victory over Manchester United was no fluke.

Goals from Ki Sung-Yueng and Gylfi Sigurdsson handed the Swans a 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Saturday in the opening game of the new Premier League season.

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The victory marked the second time in 2014 the Welsh club has triumphed at United following an FA Cup third-round success back in January, but Monk is eager for his team to avoid complacency and believes it is capable of producing more polished performances.

"We can get better, we can improve on that," he told reporters. "We can be sharper in certain areas, but the whole key to it all was us coming together as a group, working for each other, and I think everyone saw that.

"We've worked very hard in preseason, putting structures in place where we could adapt to different situations and it was very pleasing we did that for most of the game and limit Manchester United to very little chances."

Wayne Rooney's close-range overhead kick canceled out Ki's opener before Sigurdsson stunned the home fans 18 minutes from time.

"The disappointing thing was conceding from a set-piece and the marking involved but the character to come back shows what we've got in the squad," Swansea boss Monk added. "Now we have to make sure we prepare as best as possible every week and to perform as consistently as we can.

"There will be days when we lose but hopefully there will be more days like this."

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