Manchester United breezed back into action after a 38-day World Cup lay-off with victory against Burnley to claim a last-eight place in the Carabao Cup.
Burnley moved three points clear at the top of the Championship following victory in the East Lancashire derby.
Manchester City moved to boost their defensive options with the purchase of Spanish attacking left back Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht.
David Silva has left Manchester City at the end of his contract to join La Liga side Real Sociedad on a two year deal.
Manchester City gave Vincent Kompany a memorable send-off as an array of footballing glitterati gathered at the Etihad in tribute to the Belgium.