Manchester United have given their local rivals 当地对手 Manchester City a footballing lesson 上了一课, according to United striker Wayne Rooney.
The Red Devils 红魔 overturned a two-goal deficit 落后两个球 to score an injury time winner 伤停补时阶段进的球 in the Community Shield. Every year the game is played the week before the start of a new season between the reigning 在位的 league champions (United) and the FA Cup winners (City).
This shows who the best team is - all game we dominated. I think this was a footballing lesson.
"This shows who the best team is - all game we dominated. I think this was a footballing lesson," Rooney said.
United were 2-0 down at half-time at Wembley but recovered when 21-year-old Chris Smalling pulled a goal back 夺回一分. Nani then struck twice to complete an unlikely turnaround 扭转形势. Despite doing it the hard way, Rooney believes they outplayed 表现胜过 their rivals.
"They had five minutes where they scored two goals, and that was about it. We are champions and we are the team to beat," Rooney said.
They had five minutes where they scored two goals, and that was about it. We are champions and we are the team to beat.
The new generation of United talent seems to view trophies in the same way as their predecessors 前任 - that they are there to be won. United have a reputation for scoring late in the game to win. What will please their fans is that the never-say-die attitude 不屈不扰的态度 seems to have filtered down 渗入 to their young stars. The average age of the players in Sunday's game was just 22.
The result will come as a bitter disappointment to City fans, who are hoping their club replaces United as the best in Manchester. Their mood won't have been lifted by the return to training 训练 of their star player Carlos Tevez, who has stated again that he wishes to leave the club.