MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-0 to ruin Frank Lampard’s debut as a Premier League coach in their season-opening game on Sunday.
Marcus Rashford scored twice, Anthony Martial grabbed another and substitute Daniel James completed the rout on his debut, but it was also an impressive defensive performance from United with the world’s most expensive defender, Harry Maguire, playing his role in keeping the visitors at bay.
Maguire, who completed his 80 million pound ($97 million) transfer from Leicester last Monday, was man-of-the-match after playing from the start on his United debut.
“It’s a great start for myself and obviously the team,” Maguire told Sky Sports. “We rode our luck a little bit in the first half. We gave them too many chances and were sloppy on the ball. In the second half we were a lot better.”
Aaron Wan-Bissaka also impressed on his debut after playing from the start.
“The boys have been working hard and this is just the start,” United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.
Chelsea dominated possession,…