Manchester United were unexpectedly magnificent.
Robin van Persie's striking genius was made to measure and Danny Welbeck has the makings of a mature centreforward.
But Wayne Rooney was petulant and irritating. If his body language could be translated, he delivered a two-fingered V-sign to his club, manager and teammates.
He has tried to turn his back on United. But United won't play his petty games.
So he turned his back on his colleagues instead.
Rooney's scowling at the Liberty Stadium was intolerable for the casual observer on Sunday morning.
It didn't appear to be appreciated by his teammates either.