Manchester City’s defender Micah Richards was speechless about Rooney’s goal. The game was locked at 1-1 until the former Everton hitman produced an acrobatic overhead kick to put his side into the lead, and the goal turned out to be the winner.

And Micah Richards also believes that goals like these are the reason why the Red Devils agreed to hand the player a heavy pay packet when he threatened to leave the club earlier in the season.

“To be honest, when he was up there I was thinking ‘What’s he doing?’ Then when the ball went in the net, I was speechless for about five seconds,” said the City defender.

“It was an incredible goal. That’s what he can produce and why United did everything to keep him.”

City now take on Greek side Aris in the Europa League.