This was one of the most aggressive displays seen from Manchester United in quite a while. 7 goals in 1 game reminds me of the Manchester derby last September. However, there were no Michael Owen moments in this game and the whole game was very energy filled - a great ending to the North American tour.
Javier Hernandez, United's most recent transfer from Chivas this summer for £7m, scored in his debut game 6 minutes from full-time which was like icing on cake. I'm sure Sir Alex will be more than pleased by the lovely chip from the 22 year old Mexican striker.
Macheda gave United a lead 23 seconds after play resumed and soon doubled the lead 10 minutes later. Gabriel Obertan suffered a knock on his leg and had to be substituted for Tom Cleverly who scored a lovely goal in the second half. I must admit he really did show some miraculous skill to get the ball past the goal line. Check out the highlights! Van der Sar, who celebrates his 40th b'day this October,did a fine job throughout the game, although he did receive a wild but decent scoring effort from close to the Centre-line which he somehow managed to save.
There was a huge buzz around the stadium when Chicharito was brought on for Nani (who suffered a little blow on his knee in the first half). Chicharito soon missed a great chance to make it 3-0 but he hit the ball a little wide of the goal. It was a great chemistry display from Welbeck and Chicharito.
MLS scored a goal on the other end, and soon after Gibson was brought on for Ryan Giggs. Chicarito was fouled outside the box and to make things worse for MLS, Gibson shooted a lovely ball into the net. Bang! 3-1. Then came Cleverly who netted another brilliant goal. 6 minutes from Full-time, the debutant striker Chicharito chipped a magnificent ball over the goalie making it 5-1. Boom! But the game isn't over yet, the All-Stars fired a compensation goal which got deflected off VDS.
All-in-all, a great attacking display from the Red devils who could easily convert good chances into lovely goals, something which their opponent lacked last night!
It is almost certain, Chicharito is going to live up to the expectations and we have a legend in the making.
Hail Javier Hernandez!
|Chicarito and Welbeck ready to be substituted|
|Tom Cleverly's goal|
|Welbeck congratulating Gibson after a wonder-Scholesy-like strike at the goal!|
|Federico Macheda - Man of the Match|
|He does look like a 18 year old doesn't he!|
|Its trophy time|
|Chicharito walking with his new mates in Glory|
Full-time in HD
Chicharito's goal HD
Cleverley's goal HD
Quick Highlights HD