Liverpool and Man United stars dominate in Opta’s team of the week [Graphic]

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

Liverpool and Man United off to a flyer

North-West footballing powerhouses Manchester United and Liverpool started the Premier League season with very impressive away victories at Bournemouth and Arsenal respectively.

Liverpool – featuring new signings Sadio Mane and Giorgio Wijnaldum – were electric going forward, scoring four times in twenty minutes in a 4-3 victory at the Emirates.

Lead by new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United’s attack also looked dangerous throughout and top the Premier League table following their 3-1 win.

Fellaini & Rooney star in Opta XI

Football data experts Opta produced the Team of the Week based on their stats.

Maligned Manchester United midfielders Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini were included alongside new signings Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Liverpool attacking midfielders Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane were also included following their goalscoring heroics at the Emirates.