In search of goals, United turned to last season's second-highest scorer.
Mourinho played a three-man defence at times in the Super Cup, just as he has in some pre-season games, and is ready to deploy it domestically as well. He was good in some games, inexperienced in others. In comparison, Liverpool earned 20, championsChelsea 16 and Spurs 15.
Arsenal also embarks on a campaign uncertain whether they will hold onto a key member of their squad, striker Alexis Sanchez.
Across town at Manchester United, Guardiola's old sparring partner Jose Mourinho is also looking to kick on after ending a hard debut season with a silver flourish.
Jose Mourinho has no fresh injury concerns heading into Manchester United's Premier League opener against West Ham at Old Trafford.
Lukaku, signed from Everton for an initial £75million, wasted a glorious chance shortly after Isco doubled Madrid's advantage but made no mistake with his next opportunity after Keylor Navas parried a Matic drive. That put them 17th in the league for that statistic.
And Lampard, speaking to The Sport Review, is not convinced that the Chelsea squad, at present, will be able to fight on four fronts domestically and in Europe.
Sun Bets have a 33/1 special that Arsenal can see off the Foxes in their first match of the season. That was because they won a lot of the matches you would expect them to and did not win many matches they were expected not to, especially at home.
'Victor can play right back and can play central midfield, we got a central midfielder [Matic], we got a striker [Lukaku], obviously the 25% would be a player for another position playing from the sides. Away, that record drops to 39 scored and 17 conceded.
"It's the start of the Premier League and it's very important for us". Ibrahimović's goals got the headlines and secured many results previous year, but it was Pogba that made the team tick.
He stated: "Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I'm very happy at Chelsea".
Of those, 167 were on target, making Cech far busier than his goalkeeping rivals. Will Arsenal's perverse two-decade experiment in gentlemanliness yield the big prize again? People at the club seemed to mull it over for quite a while and then out of respect for Petr and what he'd done, and the situation with [Thibaut] Courtois, they let him go.
Buxar District Magistrate found dead on rail tracks
Ghaziabad GRP SHO Somvir Singh said that it seemed that the IAS officer committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train. Plz forgive me!", he wrote. "We immediately reached at the district centre but found nothing", said a police officer.
Ravens say Joe Flacco will be ready for Week 1
Flacco will not participate in the preseason; given the possibility of aggravating his back injury, that's probably a smart move. Backups Josh Woodrum and Dustin Vaughan combined to go 5-for-5 for 95 yards and a touchdown in Baltimore's 23-3 exhibition win.
Asian stocks fall amid escalating US, North Korea tension
Computer hardware stocks rebounded following recent weakness, with the NYSE Arca Computer Hardware Index climbing by 1.4%. Spot gold inched down 0.1 percent to $1,284.64 per ounce as of 0616 GMT, but was set for a weekly gain of over 2 percent.
Australia | Challenge filed in court to gay marriage ballot
If we have to vote, let us vote no to gay marriage for the sake of Australia, our children and our children's children. A postal vote on same-sex marriage is expected next month. "It has no place in any debate in our country", he said.
HBO hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen data
Well, here's some disheartening news for fans of the popular television network: HBO has had their servers hacked. The group claimed they have stolen about 1 TB of data from HBO after breaching the network's back in July.
Mourinho eyes second season glory with United
Over his managerial career, Mourinho has often tasted success in his second season at a club with the domestic league title. The Red Devils coach has confirmed United are in talks with Ibrahimovic about signing a new deal once he is fully fit.