'We're the best team', says Wayne Rooney

Manchester United won a thrilling Community Shield clash yesterday afternoon, coming back from two goals down at half time to win 3-2, sweeping Manchester City aside with a swashbuckling display of attacking football. They even won the game in the most satisfying manner possible, grabbing the winner in injury time to break City hearts – it's a cruel, cruel world if you're a City fan, isn't it?

So you can forgive Wayne Rooney for coming across a little bombastic in the aftermath of the victory, even if he did rub his rival's faces in it just a little bit. The England striker said that United were the better team all game, and took City apart; harsh, but probably fair, and the match will certainly give Roberto Mancini food for thought.

'This shows who the best team is,' Rooney said. 'All game we dominated. The difference the young lads made was outstanding. We never know when a game is finished. We took them apart. The scoreline is deserved. We're champions and we're the team to beat. We want to prove that.

'Of course (the win was sweeter because it was against City). Obviously they are wanting to try to fight for that title and today I think there was only one team that was going to win. We dominated the first half and they had five minutes when they scored two goals from nowhere but we showed our character to come back and win.'

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