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Maguire catches Mourinho’s eye on Man United debut

12 August 2019

Many fans hoped to see Christian Pulisic in Chelsea's starting lineup against Manchester United, but they were left disappointed as Frank Lampard selected a line of Ross Barkley, Mason Mount and Pedro behind Tammy Abraham.

The 20-year-old attacker secured a £58 million transfer to Chelsea in January, but he officially joined the club in the summer with the player making his competitive debut during Sunday's devastating Premier League defeat to Manchester United.

Manchester United were in need of a fast start to the campaign to erase memories of a bad end to last season and got it.

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"If they are here it is because they deserve to be. You saw little moments with his acceleration on the ball", he said. They are fighting in every training session.

"All the boys, they train to play for the Chelsea first team since they were young and now we have a massive opportunity to create a fantastic group, to learn from every game".

Lampard was courageous in his team selection at Old Trafford after starting with the likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Kurt Zouma.

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Things don't get much easier for the new man in charge either, with Liverpool up next in the Super Cup.

The Spanish defender added: 'We know that Chelsea always fights for everything. "When you don't win, the questions around get more and more but we have to cope with it", he said. We know we can improve and we have to take responsibility.

"That's the bridge between a good team and a world-class team: how consistently they perform".

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"We've got a big, big test at Wolves next week and obviously they've shown how good they were, especially against us last season, so we've got to be prepared for that".

Maguire catches Mourinho’s eye on Man United debut