Manchester City completed an unwanted treble – defeat in each of the last three years in the FA Community Shield.
Surely Manchester City will be crowned Premier League champions for a third year in a row after their comprehensive victory against Arsenal in what was described as a title decider.
For all Manchester City’s attacking riches, it was defender Nathan Ake who was their Emirates FA Cup matchwinner against Arsenal.
New interim manager Ralph Rangnick must have been impressed as he watched from the directors’ box as Manchester United produced a spirited display to beat Arsenal and climb to seventh place in the Premier League.
Manchester City’s ruthless display against Arsenal proved why they ought not to be too disappointed by the failure to sign Harry Kane or Cristiano Ronaldo.