Returning to Premiere League after another season filled with 'Wenger Out' chants, the Gunners managed to barely get past Leicester City in the opening fixture and then went on to lose against Stoke City in their second game of the season.
The pressure is also on Jurgen Klopp to live up to fans' expectations, which he has failed to do so far in England. Losing out on Philippe Coutinho, who has undoubtedly been the star player for the club over the years, is another huge blow that will hurt Klopp's confidence.
"I've been lucky to play two [Super Cup finals] and I've been unlucky to lose two," 29-year old Juan Mata of Manchester United said in a recent interview. He went on to add that the task at hand against Real Madrid is not going to be an easy one.
Manchester United's trusted center-back Eric Bailly has received a three-match ban from European tournaments. Phil Jones has been handed a two UEFA match ban for abusing a doping official at Europa League final clash against Ajax.
Wayne Rooney is not the only former Red Devils star the Everton has signed this season. The 25-year old Burnley defender Michael Keane, who started his career with Manchester United, and was reported to be a target for Mourinho, has also made his way to Everton.
On paper, Alvaro Morata appears to be the ideal candidate for Manchester United - a 6 ft 2 in striker, with physical capabilities inside the box, who can hold the ball and make others play inside the six-yard box.
In the last two decades, Juventus and Real Madrid both have played five UEFA Champions League Finals. The record for both stands reverse with Juve losing all five contests and Real, on the flipside, winning all five. On Sunday, this statistic could be very different.
Zinedine Zidane will have familiar faces wearing the Juventus jersey and in the stands when his Real Madrid side face his former team in the final of the UEFA Champions League in Cardiff. Zizou spent five years at the Turin based club from 1996-2001.