Evening Football Report: August 20

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Manchester City look like a completely different side following the summer departure of Roberto Mancini as the club's manager, according to Gary Neville.

Manuel Pellegrini clearly has a happy squad at his disposal, says Neville, who was impressed with City's 4-0 defeat of Newcastle on Monday night.

David Luiz will be unavailable for Chelsea's encounter with Aston Villa on Wednesday night, Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

The Brazilian missed Sunday's victory against Hull, and Mourinho says he will Luiz will not return until next week at the earliest.

Manchester United manager David Moyes believes Robin van Persie has the capacity to improve on his goalscoring tally of last season.

Van Persie found the net twice on the opening day of the season against Swansea, and Moyes is hopeful the striker can lead the Red Devils to Premier League glory again.

Arsene Wenger says Kieran Gibbs and Bacary Sagna should play in the Champions League qualifier with Fenerbahce this week.

Both players sustained injuries in the defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday, but Wenger is confident they will be available for selection against the Turkish giants.

Etienne Capoue claims Tottenham are the 'perfect' club for him to improve his game.

The France international signed for Spurs from Toulouse, and made his debut in the narrow win over Crystal Palace.

There is 'no doubt' that Barcelona are the best team in the world, according to Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone.

The former Argentina international is, however, confident his side can beat Barca in the Spanish Super Cup next week.

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