New manager for Manchester United Louis Van Gaal - known for his frankness - is in many ways the antithesis of his hapless predecessor, David Moyes.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho taunted Liverpool after his side handed Manchester City the initiative in the Premier League with victory at Anfield.
In just two seasons, manager Brendan Rodgers has taken Liverpool to the top of the English Premier League.
Liverpool have beaten Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford, making it their first victory in five years at the UK soccer stadium.
Despite Wayne Rooney's fine form, Manchester United boss David Moyes says there aren't urgent plans to offer the soccer player a new contract.
Luis Suarez scored in each half as Liverpool won 3-1 at Sunderland, to climb to second place in the table.
Arsenal inched clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday after Man United crashed at home to West Brom and Man City lost at Aston Villa.
West Bromwich Albion deepened the gloom around new Manchester United manager David Moyes with a sensational 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Chelsea, Man City and Spurs breezed into the League Cup fourth round, while Sunderland began life without Paolo Di Canio by beating Peterborough.
Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger has expressed admiration for Juan Mata, but he was reluctant to reveal the extent of interest in the Chelsea midfielder.
The approaching Premier League season will be defined to a large extent by the ability of the new managers at England's three leading clubs.