13 things we loved this weekend: James, Maguire, Bruce, Hourihane…
Elsewhere, Manchester City and Liverpool picked up where they left off last season and there was plenty of other exciting action around the world.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.
An emotional moment.
Dan James' father passed away a few weeks before he joined Man United. He dedicated his first goal to him ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5PxDJw4y0U
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 11, 2019
Not a bad debut.
• 7 clearances – most in match
• 4 interceptions – most in match
• 86% passing accuracy
• Dribbled past no times
Helps Man Utd keep their 1st clean sheet in 16 games in all comps since February pic.twitter.com/v3iYFR97Oy
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) August 11, 2019
Benfica took full advantage of Porto falling to defeat at the hands of Gil Vicente by thumping Paços de Ferreira 5-0.
19-year old Nuno Tavares grabbed one of the goals on his league debut for the Benfica senior team – and what a beauty it was! pic.twitter.com/rYzkW9xEB4
— Alex Goncalves (@Aljeeves10) August 11, 2019
Even more fuuuuuuuuuuccccccckkkkk.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 11, 2019
Donny van de Beek
Reporter : "Ajax fans sing 'Donny another year, another year, Donny another year.' did you hear that?"
Donny: "Of course I did, I like to hear that, it's better than them signing 'Donny fuck off, Donny fuck off."
— A. (@KaizerT8) August 11, 2019
This own goal
Chile’s second tier looks like a good laugh.
Own goal of the weekend from Fernández Vial against Deportes Recoleta in the Chilean Segunda División pic.twitter.com/7JjC1OColc
— James Dart (@James_Dart) August 11, 2019
The ref’s face is a sight to behold.
The Porto keeper is taking the piss here.
— Agustín Marchesin -Fan (@MarchesinFan) August 10, 2019
Good touch for a big man.
Skills from Steve Bruce 😱😱🤤 pic.twitter.com/QxwI5vgXWL
— zackoaten (@zackoaten1) August 11, 2019
It’s nice to see one of the Football League’s greatest goalscorers get his day in the sun.
Billy Sharp has scored 227 Football League goals for every Premier League goal he has got. If Alan Shearer had done that, he would have scored 59,020 Football League goals.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) August 11, 2019
Hi Craig, remember this tweet back in 2014… I always remember it to this day. Ironically your a Villa fan who I made my debut with! Never tell anyone they can’t achieve something 👍🏻 @CraigTa90961607 pic.twitter.com/smCgi0VSlO
— Conor Hourihane (@ConorHourihane) August 11, 2019
Still got it.
46-year-old Roberto Carlos recreates his famous free kick vs France 😱 pic.twitter.com/OjYfVvqUIi
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 9, 2019