Two objectives from Marcus Rashford and one every from Anthony Martial and debutant Daniel James helped the Reds to a snug Four-Zero victory within the Premier League’s standout fixture from the opening weekend.
The sport gave the impression to be evenly poised on the hour mark — the edges separated solely by a first-half penalty from Rashford — however two objectives within the house of a minute allowed United to breathe simply within the recreation’s remaining quarter.
A purpose for 21-year-old James shortly after he had come onto the pitch was the icing on the cake.
“However within the second half it felt like we had been so much higher, rather more ourselves and we managed the sport. I believe we completely deserved the three factors ultimately.”
Chelsea appeared to have the higher hand within the opening levels as Tammy Abraham rifled the ball in opposition to David De Gea’s put up inside 4 minutes.
However when Kurt Zouma introduced down Rashford with a slipshod problem within the Chelsea field, the England worldwide stepped as much as give the house aspect the benefit, dispatching his penalty firmly into the top-left nook.
The Blues, nonetheless, continued to bother the United purpose and struck the put up once more shortly earlier than halftime by Emerson.
However within the second interval, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect began to show Chelsea’s frailties on the break.
Rashford discovered himself in house inside his personal half and carried strongly in the direction of the Chelsea purpose. He fed Pereira, who whipped in a wonderful cross that Martial tapped by the legs of Kepa Arrizabalaga.
United’s third got here from a protracted ball excessive of the Chelsea protection from Paul Pogba. Rashford managed expertly and coolly rolled his shot previous Arrizabalaga.
James showcased his blistering velocity for the sport’s remaining purpose, the place Pogba was as soon as once more the supplier. The Frenchman discovered his teammate in house on the suitable aspect of the Chelsea field, and James hacked house a deflected shot.
It was a nightmare begin for Chelsea, which subsequent faces Liverpool within the UEFA Tremendous Cup.
Lampard, confronted with an injury-hit squad, began with the inexperienced Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount — each recalled after mortgage spells within the Championship — in assault.
De Gea was pressured to make a couple of good saves within the first half — however remained largely untroubled within the second.
“There have been a great deal of classes for us, you possibly can’t make unforced errors and errors at this degree,” mentioned Lampard, Chelsea’s all-time prime scorer who takes cost of the membership after Maurizio Sarri’s departure.
“However if you happen to simply flicked on and noticed it was Four-Zero — it was nowhere close to a Four-Zero.
“We managed main components of the primary half … most likely made poor selections within the remaining third a few instances after we ought to be capable of get pictures away and rating objectives. At half time we must always have been within the lead.”
United spent large in the summertime switch window and was duly rewarded as its new signings regarded calm and composed.
Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka made assured debuts in protection guaranteeing a clear sheet was stored — one thing that occurred simply twice within the league at Previous Trafford final season — and the tempo of James seems to be more likely to hassle quite a lot of defenses over the course of the season.
In Sunday’s earlier kickoffs, Arsenal defeated Newcastle 1-Zero due to a second-half purpose from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whereas Leicester and Wolves performed out a goalless draw on the King Energy Stadium.