Goal of the day: Nani lights up Wembley
Background: In May 2011, United wrapped up our record 19th league title, at Blackburn Rovers. Our crosstown rivals were also celebrating, having ended their 35-year major trophy drought by beating Stoke City in the FA Cup final. Three months later, and the scene was set for a Manchester takeover of Wembley, as the two foes contested the season’s annual curtain-raiser for the first time since 1956. With David De Gea making his debut in goal, things didn’t exactly go to plan for United as Joleon Lescott and Edin Dzeko scored to put City 2-0 up at the break.
“This is United. We all believe until the last minute,”said Nani.
“I think the attitude of the young lads in the second half showed that we believed we could score. The manager just said we had to score the first goal, and we did.”