A brace from Rooney as well as efforts from Hernandez and Kagawa saw United lift the Chevrolet Cup, despite Hannover’s best efforts.
Following spurned chances by Javier Hernandez and Michael Keane, Hannover took the lead in the 25th minute but Hernandez made up for earlier misses by getting United’s equaliser 5 minutes later.
After the break Hannover took the lead and further extended it through Haggui and Abdellaoue, his goal a very cheeky back heel, but United were never down and out and 3 minutes later the team mounted their comeback.
Wayne Rooney whipped a wicked freekick into Zieler’s top right hand corner, leaving the keeper rooted to the spot and it was Rooney that got United level in the 82nd minute when Zieler brought him down and, unlike against Barca, he converted the penalty.
Having been 3-1 down, a draw would have been an good turnaround but United weren’t finished.
Shinji Kagawa has impressed in pre-season, and with his performances will come high expectations but it doesn’t look like he will struggle with the burden as he further enhanced his reputation. His calm finish in the 85th minute gave United the lead and ultimately the win.
There were defensive lapses in the game that will cause concern for Sir Alex ahead of the trip to Goodison Park, and both De Gea and Lindegaard had shaky moments, but in pre season and with the team far from full strength then were more positives than negatives to take from the game.