Many see this as one of the greatest goals in Premier League history and rightfully so, as not just was the execution faultless, the timing for both club and player was poetically beautiful.
United were on their way to a record-equalling 19th league title in 2010/11, something Sir Alex Ferguson targetted 24 years ago, however, with City gradually becoming a threat and sitting in third, Fergie's men were being held at home to their local rivals meaning Arsenal were set to go top.
With the game approaching its latter stages, Portuguese winger Nani whipped in a ball that arrived just behind the waiting Wayne Rooney, forcing the Englishman to readjust his whole body. The execution itself needs little explanation, as it's one we've all seen may times before.
However, what makes this more historic is how this was only Rooney's fifth Premier League goal of the season at this stage in a season that looked like he could leave the club. The celebration, though, said more than words itself.