Manchester United started their Capital One Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford. United rested many first team players and handed debuts to several youngsters, who did themselves proud on the night.
It was however some very familiar faces who shone the brightest, here are my top 5 GIF moments from the game…
1. Wayne Rooney Megs
Wayne Rooney, who was awarded MOTM, returned from injury and looked sharp. He showed this early on with a lovely little nutmeg to find the space to get a shot away.
2. Javier Hernandez play
If there is one part of his game Hernandez will be looking to improve on its his general build up play. His hard work looks to be paying off here as he starts the move with some lovely skill to start the break. After a beautiful Welbeck touch is just cleared before Rooney can get on the end of it, Hernandez plays a brilliant little first time pass to play in Tom Cleverley. Less said about his finish the better.
3. Anderson Pass
Anderson, who had a very bright game in the midfield, demonstrated how good his passing can be with this gorgeous outside of the boot pass.
4. Alexander Büttner touch
Büttner started his 2nd game for Man Utd and looked assured in both defense and attack throughout. My highlight of his was this brilliant piece of control to intercept a Newcastle attack.
5. David de Gea Pass
With SAF currently choosing to rotate his keepers, there is one aspect of the game that De Gea betters his rival and that is his distribution. Pin point pass to Javier Hernandez. Ping.