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5 things to know about the English Premier League

Chelsea's Diego Costa, right, celebrates with teammate Andre Schurrle after scoring against Burnley during their English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor Stadium, Burnley, England, Monday Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — One round of Premier League games has already backed up many pundits’ pre-season predictions, notably that Chelsea and Manchester City are title favorites and Manchester United needed more than just a change of manager to arrest its slump.

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Man United completes signing of defender Rojo

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, centre right, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Swansea City during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for 20 million euros ($27 million) on Wednesday, and sent Nani on loan to the Portuguese club.

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Chris Froome to compete in Spanish Vuelta

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chris Froome will compete in the Spanish Vuelta after recovering from wrist and hand fractures that forced him to withdraw from the Tour de France.

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Van Gaal loses first game at Manchester United

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, bottom right, scores against Swansea City during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Louis van Gaal lost his first Premier League game with Manchester United on Saturday, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford.

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