Welcome break – After a rocky opening period in which Real hit the post, United shocked the home crowd by taking a 20th minute lead through Danny Welbeck. The England striker rose highest to meet Wayne Rooney's corner and head the ball inside the far post to spark wild celebrations amongst the visiting supporters.
Jumping for joy – Welbeck dances away in celebration after firing United ahead, while most of the crowd look on in stunned silence.
Guess who? – It had to happen, didn't it? That man Cristiano Ronaldo leveled for Real against his former club with an unstoppable 30th minute header after climbing high above Patrice Evra and Jonny Evans.
Ronaldo's muted celebration shows the respect he still holds for his former employers. The Portuguese star, who joined Real for a world record fee of $124 million back in 2009, was at the heart of everything positive about his team's performance.
United miss out – United's Robin van Persie had two glorious opportunities to win the game for United in the second half, one which was turned onto the crossbar by Diego Lopez and another which was kicked off the line by Xabi Alonso.
Pointing the way – Real manager Jose Mourinho was left frustrated after his side dominated for long periods but failed to find a winner. In the end, the home side was indebted to a couple of fine saves from Diego Lopez to keep the scoreline level.