Real Madrid are determined to strengthen their midfield and Christian Eriksen looms as a target in the next transfer window.
Tigres UANL and Cruz Azul booked their spots in the Leagues Cup final with wins over America and LA Galaxy respectively.
Frank de Boer claimed his first title with Atlanta on Wednesday thanks to a second-half comeback at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Matthijs de Ligt may have left the Eredivisie champions to join Juventus, but Ajax have moved quickly to bring in Edson Alvarez.
Despite his late arrival for pre-season, Jose Mourinho plans to use Alexis Sanchez against San Jose Earthquakes in California on Sunday.
Juan Mata's 78th-minute equaliser ensured Manchester United kicked off their preseason without defeat in sweltering conditions in Phoenix.