A Premier League player recently said top-flight football in England is like a chess game. At Old Trafford on Sunday, Manchester United proved they're the grandmasters after a historic 8-2 annihilation of Arsenal.
And like a chess grandmaster, Sir Alex Ferguson's strategy was spot on, with his obedient mercenaries carrying out his every command with callous perfection.
Hat-trick hero Wayne Rooney played like a king, as did Nani, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley, Chris Smalling and virtually all of the United team, who were seemingly trying their best to out-do rivals Manchester City, after they beat Tottenham Hotspur, 5-1, earlier in the day.
In a game that will go down as one of the greatest in Premier League history, here's how Manchester United obliterated Arsenal, 8-2, and left the Gunners looking like complete amateurs.