One of the most entertaining Community Shield matches in living memory took place on Sunday where Manchester United came back from 2-0 down to beat arch-rivals Manchester City and lay down a market for the new season.
Goals from Joleon Lescott and Edin Dzeko gave City a half-time lead, although the scoreline was not a reflection of the play and United set about turning the game on its head in the second half, with Chris Smalling getting a goal back before Nani equalised and then scored the winner.
Vincent Kompany was the player beaten to the ball by Nani for the dramatic injury-time winner, although the Belgian defender doesn’t believe that his team’s defeat will matter for much when the season officially gets under way.
I’m sure if we would have won United would have said the same. We are very confident” Kompany said.
“We have seen here that even when we do not play our best game we can still be very dangerous. It was really close regardless. We have got a lot of potential and much to improve. Come the league, the Champions League and the FA Cup we will be ready. We are a strong team, an organised team.”