Mata, Rooney and more: Man United stars react to derby win on Instagram

Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney both take to Instagram after Manchester United's 4-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday

A photo posted by Ashley Young (@youngy_18) on

Manchester United thrashed Manchester City 4-2 on Sunday to keep up their impressive recent form.

City took the lead in the eighth minute at Old Trafford thanks to Sergio Aguero’s opener, however United fought back and Ashley Young levelled in the 14th minute.

United then took the lead when Marouane Fellaini scored in the 27th minute, before goals from Juan Mata and Chris Smalling added gloss to the scoreline.

Aguero pulled a goal back with his 100th strike for Manchester City but United triumphed to move to within one point of second-placed Arsenal.

The impressive win prompted plenty of activity from United’s players on Instagram after the final whistle.

Man of the match Ashley Young shared the photo above on his account and wrote: “A brilliant afternoon! A great team performance and you can’t beat Old Trafford for atmosphere when it’s that noisy, our fans were immense! Hope everyone has a great evening #MUFC #ManchesterIsRED”

A photo posted by Michael Carrick (@carras16) on

Midfielder Michael Carrick shared the picture above and wrote: “I enjoyed that…OT is a special place, especially on days like that. Sometimes 3 points means a little bit more. #OldTrafford #MufcLive #mufc”

A photo posted by Juan Mata (@juanmatagarcia) on

Juan Mata was thrilled to get on the score-sheet. He shared the picture above and wrote: “What a nice feeling… Well done boys!! @manchesterunited”

A photo posted by Ander Herrera (@anderherrera) on

Ander Herrera, meanwhile, posted the photo above and wrote: “A perfect day for our fans, and of course for us! Let’s keep on fighting!!”

A photo posted by David De Gea (@d_degeaofficial) on

Goalkeeper David De Gea shared the picture above and added: “Proud to be Red, proud of the crowd! Keep on!”

A photo posted by Wayne Rooney (@waynerooney) on

And that just leaves captain Wayne Rooney to have the final say: “Always nice to win a derby. Thanks to the fans who were brilliant today. Important 3 points @manchesterunited”

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