David De Gea had entered the final year of his contract and would have been able to open talks with clubs outside England over a possible move in January. The Spain international has made 367 appearances for United since joining the club in 2011.
As Neymar scored a bicycle kick winner amidst boos, Manchester City slumped to their first defeat after a 15-match winning streak and Inter Milan took an early two-point lead over reigning champions Juventus.
UEFA Champions League will make its return soon, and with it, the financial inequivalence and the predictable group stages will be restored, where the European Goliaths continue to assert their dominance without defiance.
Krzysztof Piatek was dropped by AC Milan manager Marco Giampaolo for the win over Brescia before the international break but led the line against Hellas Verona and opened his account for the season in a nervy win.