After a breathless opener to the 2013/14 Premier League campaign, IB Times UK takes a look back at the weekend’s biggest talking points as football once again takes centre stage.
A sullen Wayne Rooney came off the bench to provide two goals as Manchester United went to town against Swansea City, but does his cameo give us an idea of where the striker will be come September 2?
Arsenal’s summer of discontent continued as they succumbed to a miserable 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday. We examine what went wrong at the Emirates and what lies on the horizon for the Gunners, and touch upon another disastrous opener for Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium.
We also take a look across Europe as Barcelona kicked off their defence of the La Liga crown in typically spellbinding fashion, while Carlos Tevez introduced himself to the Bianconeri as Juventus met Lazio in the Italian Super Cup.
Champions League and Europa League qualifiers continue this week as we preview early tests for To