Gerard Pique does not have the sort of personality that makes admitting defeat an easy proposition. The longtime Barcelona center back is raging after his side was beaten 5-1 over two legs by rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. “This is a long process and there is room for improvement but in the nine years that I have been here, it is the first time that I feel inferior to Madrid,” Piqué said.
Diego Costa has not been shy in the media as of late when it comes to voicing his displeasure with Chelsea. Over the weekend, he claimed to have been treated “like a criminal,” and, in between criticisms of manager Antonio Conte and airings of past grievances, explicitly stated his desire to leave the club. “I must return to Atlético Madrid.
The Red Devils beat Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday with Jose Mourinho’s men top of the table as they’ve now won two games from two, both 4-0, to start the 2017-18 campaign. Eric Bailly gave United the lead right on half time after taping home from close range and to Swansea’s credit they hung in there for most of the game without really creating clear-cut chances. Three goals in four minutes late in the game sealed the deal for United with Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all on the scoresheet.