Watching Manchester City muster to a 1-1 draw over Everton last night must have delighted Jose Mourinho.
The Manchester United boss was on hand to witness Pep Guardiola’s side in action.
Much has been made about Man City’s offensive talent but it needed an 82nd-minute equaliser from Raheem Sterling to salvage a point for Man United’s title rivals.
The fact that it was Wayne Rooney who gave the Toffees the lead will have also pleased Mourinho. Man United’s former player, still helping them out even in the blue of Everton.
Many are predicting a shootout between both Manchester clubs for the Premier League title but Mourinho have the early edge following their two 4-0 wins to start the 2017-18 season.
West Ham United and Swansea City have been swept aside by a Man United team that looks strong in all areas, with David de Gea keeping two clean sheets and Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba both looking mightily impressive.
Why was Mourinho at the Etihad?
So, why was Mourinho at the Etihad Stadium? The most logical explanation is he was getting in some early preparation for when Everton visit Old Trafford on September 17.
But Man United supporters have come up with a more humorous reason for why the Portuguese boss was in attendance last night.
They took to Twitter to joke that Mourinho was scouting a certain Wayne Rooney.
Rooney was buzzing to score at the Etihad
The Man United boss will have been pleased with what he saw from the 31-year-old, who showed he still has an eye for goal.
Rooney expressed his delight after scoring his 200th Premier League goal at a stadium in which he has some great memories, including that overhead kick in 2011.
When asked how it felt to score at the Etihad, he said, per Sky Sports: "What, again?
"Of course, it was nice obviously with my history with Manchester United. I've scored a few times here.
"To do it today in such an important game for us, so early in the season, we've got tough games coming up, it was a sweet moment and I am sure the red half of Manchester will have enjoyed that one as well."
Everton play Chelsea next
Everton’s next Premier League match is against Chelsea on Sunday.
Man United fans would love nothing more than for Rooney to cause some more damage to their title rivals.
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