Seven games into the Premier League campaign and Manchester City, remarkably, remain in the bottom half of the table following their failure to beat Liverpool.
Trialist Dylan Stringer-Moth, a former Liverpool academy player and professional at Wolves, was among the scorers for Mossley in their pre-season friendly win at Stockport Town.
Leroy Sane may have gone but Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling stepped up to give Manchester City a deserved win against Premier League Champions Liverpool.
Manchester United had the better chances to win the East Lancs derby but will be counting the cost of taking a point from title-chasing Liverpool at Old Trafford after losing four players to injury.
Manchester City reignited the Premier League title race as they ended leaders Liverpool’s unbeaten run.