- As Man United humble Chelsea 4-0
Chelsea’s legend, Frank Lampard began his tenure as the Club’s Head coach on their opening match day of the English Premiership on a very sour note as the Blues went down 4-0 to Manchester United on Sunday.
Playing before their usual capacity crowd inside the Theatre of Dreams, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United humiliating blow was too much for the Blues and their noisy supporters to bear.
And on a day that United were average performers and not particularly fluent in their overall display, they still managed to thrash the Londoners without much resistance at Old Trafford.
Indeed, it proved a tough lesson in disciplined play for Chelsea as Lampard presented a forlorn picture on the sidelines in his first premiership match in charge as Manager.
Two-goal hero, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were on sung as the Red Devils United ran riot crushing the London visitors
Solskjaer had suggested in pre-season that Rashford and Martial were set to share striker responsibilities this season.
The United Manager was a happy man as both players repaid his confidence with their inspirational form that saw the Old Trafford side clinching an emphatic but somewhat flattering opening day victory
Scoring three between them, the United frontmen showed the Reds can be lethal even without Romelu Lukaku
Though the scoreline was more by luck than any imposing play, the brave new world that is United’s much-vaunted rebuilding process under Solskjaer got off to a thumping start according to the expectations of Club’s die hards.
Their victory owed much to United taking their chances while Lampard’s men were left to rue their failure to do the same.
In the aftermath their selling Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan, many pundits expressed concerns about United’s goal scoring ability. However, Rashford and Martial changed all that as their three goals send the fans into ecstasy at the Theatre of Dreams.
No doubt, Sunday proved a good opener for Solskjaer who could not have wished for more as all his three summer signings enjoyed fantastic debuts.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was superb at right-back, Harry Maguire always assured in the centre of defence, while Daniel James came on to wrap up the win with a splendid fourth goal after Pogba’s burst through the middle on the break.
For now, the celebration song is that hopefully the long-awaited rebuilding has started for the Red Devils with a bang.