Ki Sung-Yeung was on the scoresheet against Manchester United on the opening day of the season to help Swansea to a shock victory. The 2-1 win over Louis van Gaal’s team meant that Swansea had taken the first win over United away from home. Even though United have a lot of the ball, Swansea were much more clinical information. They scored a goal in either half to inflict this shock result. South Korea’s Ki Sung-Yeung was one of the scorers. A brilliant, calm, and composed finish helped Swansea take the lead in the first half.
Ki Sung-Yeung was coming on the back of a successful World Cup 2014 campaign on a personal level, although South Korea failed to progress to the latter stages of the competition. However, last season was extremely difficult because he was rarely used in the first-team by then manager Michael Laudrup. The 25-year-old had joined Swansea in 2012 for around £ 6 million. This was the club’s record signing before it was broken by striker Wilfried Bony in the subsequent summer. Despite this, Laudrup sent him on loan to Sunderland since he did not figure in his first-team plans.
Current manager, Garry Monk is set to see the midfielder as an important part of the team. Swansea take on newly promoted Burnley in the second match of the league.
“I had to move to Sunderland – if I’d stayed I didn’t think I’d get much chance to play. So it was better for me to move there and get games. I said to the chairman ‘I just want to be a better player, I don’t just want to sit here on the bench because it doesn’t help me develop’. I am still 25-years old so I need to improve as much as I can so I can help this team and myself as player,” said Ki Sung-Yeung.