Merseysiders, combining with Rooney to devastating effect. He swept home a beauty past Tim Howard to nudge United ahead for the first time and set up his strike partner for the fourth goal. Danny was perhaps unlucky to be left out of the starting line-up against City for tactical reasons,
The winger was a key contributor in April after coming off the bench to seal the 2-0 success at Blackburn with a fine finish from the edge of the box. He also won a penalty at Shaun Derry's expense against QPR - with the visitors' defender also seeing red - and he was felled by Ciaran Clark for another spot-kick against his former club Villa.