Sterling, Gerrard & Moreno were on target as Liverpool bounced back from Monday’s loss to Manchester City.
Di Maria made his first start for United after his British-record move from Real Madrid for £59.7 million.
Chelsea lead 2-0 after just 3 minutes & scored thrice in a chaotic 11-minute spell. They won 6-3.
New signing Di Maria showed flashes of his talent, but United still looked short of attacking ideas.
United have struggled in adapting from their usual 4 at the back to Van Gaal’s preferred 3.
Donetsk, a major industrial city, has become a stronghold of pro-Russian separatists who are fighting govt forces.
AC Milan agreed a two-year loan deal with Chelsea for Feranado Torres who had a miserable stint with Chelsea.
Team Chennai officials have been in touch with Ronaldinho, now a free agent, over the last 10 days.
Man Utd acquired Argentine winger di Maria from Real Madrid for a British-record £59.7 million ($99 million).
With Torres reported to move to AC Milan, Chelsea might fall short on fielding strikers against Mersyside.
Del Piero played for Sydney FC for the last 2 seasons & put the A-league onto the world stage.
The trio has rarely featured for City under manager Manuel Pelligrini and their future with the team looks grim.
The Portuguese forward was named UEFA Best Player in Europe on Thursday.
The 32-year-old is all set to move to Munich where he is expected to boost the Bayern midfield.
European champions Real Madrid will face former champions Liverpool in the group stages of the CL.