Lineker rips Ex-Man Utd boss Mourinho after Old Trafford appearance

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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta insists Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount will live up to their potential after stinging criticism from Jose Mourinho following their 0-4 thrashing at Manchester United.

Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also impressed at the back on their debuts after United spent 130 million pounds (156 million dollars) on the pair over the summer to shore up a defence that conceded 54 Premier League goals last season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men pulled off the flawless start to the season, by dismantling Frank Lampard's Chelsea at Old Trafford.

There are several individuals who deserve talking about, but perhaps the most pertinent aspect of United's showing at Old Trafford was that they did not drop off. They are fighting in every training session. "We trust in them", Azpilicueta said.

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Abraham and Mount started brightly at Old Trafford, the former rattling the post, and Chelsea were perhaps unfortunate to be trailing at the break following Marcus Rashford's penalty.

"They looked today, in that second half, they were still going strong with 20 minutes to go and they overpowered them".

Chelsea next travel to Istanbul to face Champions League winners Liverpool on Wednesday, the Premier League rivals vying to lift the first European trophy of the new campaign. "When you don't win, the questions around get more and more but we have to cope with it", he said. He's playing for a team who will allow him to do that.

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