LEGENDARY rockers The Rolling Stones returned to Manchester for the first time in 15 years to play to a sold-out crowd of 50,000 fans on Tuesday.

It was the first time in 10 years that the home of Manchester United has been used as a concert venue, and The Stones’ No Filter Tour had the Theatre of Dreams rocking and rolling from the first chords of Jumpin’ Jack Flash through to the explosive encore of (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.

Jagger, Richards, Wood and Watts put on a high-energy show that proves the septuagenarians are still on top of their game when it comes to entertaining the crowd.

Jagger even bantered with fans and made wry jokes about the Northern Rail train crisis and shared his own starstruck encounter with Corrie baddie Pat Phelan on The Curry Mile.

The Stones know how to put on a show with a huge state-of-the-art stage and giant video screens using special effects that appeared to engulf the band in flames during fan favourite Sympathy for the Devil.

The Stones were supported by former frontman of The Verve, Richard Ashcroft, who played Brit Pop classic Bittersweet Symphony for the sold-out crowd.