Melbourne City have signed a former teammate of Luis Suarez to bolster their attack ahead of the new season.
Striker Besart Berisha was delighted with the way Melbourne Victory hit the ground running in their first game since they won the A-League Grand Final in May.
Melbourne Victory kicked into a higher gear after the break to equal the FFA Cup record by beating Balmain Tigers 6-0 in their Round of 32 tie at Leichhardt Oval.
Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip will intensify his search for a new striker after seeing his side spurn golden chances against Man City.
Former Socceroo Michael Zullo is in the frame to make his Melbourne City debut in Saturday's clash with Manchester City.
Melbourne City have signed 35-year-old Northern Ireland international defender Aaron Hughes.
A-League record scorer Archie Thompson is staying with Melbourne Victory for the 2015-16 season.
Melbourne City have handed keeper Tando Velaphi a new two-year deal ahead of the 2015-16 season.
Last season's double winners Melbourne Victory have been drawn against a team three levels below them in the FFA Cup.
Melbourne City have handed attacker Harry Novillo a two-year deal, as they continue to rebuild their squad for 2015-16.