Wayne Rooney has admitted that his winner against Manchester City on Saturday is the best of his career.
The sheer audacity of his bicycle kick, plus its sublime execution, shocked and delighted the capacity crowd at Old Trafford.
Rooney dedicated it to the supporters who had stuck by him and the team.
He said: “The Manchester United fans deserve that from me because I’ve not had the best of seasons,” he said.

“As soon as I hit it, I knew it was in. It’s definitely the best goal I’ve scored.

“I know how big this game is in Manchester so I hope our supporters enjoyed that.

“Now the aim is to keep scoring and help us win the league.”

 His hard-to-please boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, was effusive in his praise for the improving striker.

Ferguson said: “It was stunning. Nani’s opener was an unbelievable goal but nobody in their right sense will even talk about it.

“All the talk will be about that winning goal – unbelievable.”

Even City coach Roberto Mancini had praise for Rooney.
“It was one of the best goals I have seen in my life” he said.

“I told the players to go home and have a drink,” Mancini said.