Wayne Rooney was also among the scorers on Saturday as he netted a powerful 25 yard effort with just a minute left on the clock, concluding a successful afternoon’s work at the Theatre of Dreams.
In truth, the scoreline perhaps flattered United, but Sir Alex’s men were rarely in trouble and deserved the victory, temporarily moving 15 points clear of rivals Manchester City as a result.
The only sour notes were potential injuries to Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck, though the boss has since played down any fears during his post-match interview with MUTV.
Club photographers John and Matt Peters and fellow snappers from Getty Images were on hand to capture some of the best moments from the match and you can view a selection of images by clicking on the main photo above.
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