Manchester, Aug. 15: Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick and Paul Pogba set up four goals as Manchester United thrashed Leeds 5-1 to make a statement about their Premier League title credentials. On a day when Jadon Sancho made his debut off the bench and Raphael Varane was presented as the club’s second big signing, a packed crowd at Old Trafford was treated to a midfield clinic by United’s two most high-profile players against a fierce local rival.
Chelsea coast past Palace
London: Chelsea eased to a 3-0 home win over a toothless Crystal Palace as the European champions made a strong statement of intent in their opening game of the Premier League season.
Brentford beat Arsenal
The season got off to a pulsating start on Friday as Brentford marked their first game in the top flight for 74 years and their first in front of fans at their new stadium with an emotional 2-0 victory over a ragged Arsenal. The win was well deserved as Brentford took the game to an Arsenal team who looked disjointed and toothless.-Agencies