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Premier League: 3 Things We Learned From Manchester United's 4-0 Win Over Chelsea

Manchester United kicked off their Premier League campaign in the most emphatic fashion, beating Chelsea by four goals at Old Trafford. A brace from Marcus Rashford, one from Anthony Martial and a debut goal for Daniel James gave hope for the home fans that this would not be such a disaster season after all.


Here are three things we learned from Manchester United's 4-0 win over Chelsea.

3. Both defenses split easily

For both Manchester United and Chelsea, the defence had a point to prove. Unfortunately for both teams though, that was not the case in the game. Aaraon Wan-Bissaka had a rough time while United's central defence had far too many gaps, even if they were not punished. 


Chelsea, who sold David Luiz to Arsenal, would be worried with the way their own central defence wilted under pressure and shipped away four goals.

2. Chelsea's lack of depth

Chelsea will have a season in which they will struggle, considering their bench strength is very weak. As they won't be able to sign any new players in January either, unless some of the academy players step up they will not be able to get into the top four. They even have a Champions League campaign to play, so it is poised to be a tough season for the Blues.  

1. Pogba still divides fans

Paul Pogba epitomised the frustrations that fans have on him, with two halves of two different performances. In the first half, Pogba failed to make any sort of impact and failed to take control of the midfield. 


In the second half, with the team playing on the break, he was much more involved and played a beautiful pass for Rashford to score his second United's third goal. He also provided the assist for Daniel James' debut goal.