Manchester United are without an away league win this season, suggesting they are a long way from rivalling Manchester City and Chelsea for the title this term.
The Japan international now appears to have drawn a firm line under a difficult first few months with the club he joined from CSKA Moscow midway through what was a torrid season for the fallen Serie A giants.
Rafael Nadal - who has been on a 10-day antibiotic regime for an appendix which will have to be removed in the coming weeks - recorded his first victory in three visits to Basel in just 71 minutes breaking Simone Bolelli four times.
The 10-member group, which will also include renowned former Formula One team chief Ross Brawn, will make recommendations by early December.
Top seed Serena Williams beat Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 as she opened the WTA Finals in Singapore on Monday. Romania's Simona Halep enjoyed a straightforward 6-2, 6-3 victory over Eugenie Bouchard of Canada.
"The team's natural progression has stalled this summer with the departure of Luis Suarez and the arrival of new players," said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
Retired Chinese star Li Na opened the WTA Finals in Singapore on Monday (Oct 20) with a ceremonial first serve at the end of a gala opening ceremony watched by thousands of fans.
FIFA inspectors on Monday (Oct 20) expressed satisfaction with the results of their first tour of stadiums that Russia is preparing for the 2018 World Cup.
The Asian Football Confederation's disciplinary committee fined the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) US$24,000 after finding it had failed "to guarantee law and order as well as safety at the venue", the AFC said in a statement on Monday (Oct 20).
The amnesty for anyone coming forward with information relating to match-fixing or doping will be in place until the end of November.