Manchester United restored local pride on Sunday with a convincing 4-2 victory over Manchester City at Old Trafford.
City have had the better of the big derbies in recent years, with an aggeragate score last season of 7-1 over both league matches.
Add to that the famous 6-1 at Old Trafford and the 1-0 win to put them in pole position for the title in 2012, and you could argue it has been a fixture that has very much belonged to the blue side of Manchester in recent years.
However, Manchester United turned that around in emphtic fashion yesterday, and all but confirmed their place in the top four – whilst also keeping themselves within touching distance of league leaders Chelsea.
It is Jose Mourinho’s men next up or United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, where a win would get fans believing that anything yet remains possible this season.
Here we have identified five reasons why yesterday’s win was such a comfortable one for Louis van Gaal’s side.
Click on the Old Trafford scoreboard to reveal 5 reasons why Manchester United beat City so comfortably