Opposition City were impressive from the off, and used Aguero’s opening goal as a launchpad for a dominant display brimming with confidence and desire. United were unable to match the hosts’ sharpness and desire until it was too late.
Move of the match Shortly after Nasri’s strike, a low cross from Chris Smalling was neatly dummied by Welbeck, only for Rooney to scoop his finish over the bar from 12 yards.
In the stands The home support were in understandably fine fettle all afternoon as their side ran riot in the Manchester sunshine. However, the travelling contingent were sparked into life by City’s fourth goal and belted out lasting renditions of ‘We’ll never die’.