It was an evening marked by intense drama involving the two Manchester powerhouses. Sir Alex Ferguson's Red Devils topped the Premier League table for a while after beating Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Loftus Road Stadium on Sunday night, only to be pushed down to the second slot again by bitter rivals Manchester City a few hours later.
Wayne Rooney continued with his top form. The star striker scored just 55 seconds into the game by heading home a perfect cross from Antonio Valencia. QPR never recovered from their early setback.
Michael Carrick scored on 55 minutes giving United a clear lead. United went on to register their sixth win in eight League matches away from home.
Here are some of the arresting moments from the fixture: