Seattle 0 Manchester U 7
Seattle Sounders 0 Manchester United 7, Century Link Field, Friendly Match, July 20, 2011. Sir Alex Ferguson´s men continued their pre-season tour of the United States with a 7-0 win over Sigi Schmid´s Seattle Sounders. Wayne Rooney registered a hat-trick, while Michael Owen, Mame Biram Diouf, Ji-Sung Park, and Gabriel Obertan scored a goal each.
Manchester United gave the Seattle Sounders one hell of a beating as The Red Devils trashed The Zombies 7-0 in Seattle. Michael Owen put United into the lead when he converted a well-delivered cross from the always attack-minded Patrice Evra in the 15th minute of the match, but no more goals were scored before the sound of the half-time signal. Whatever Sir Alex Ferguson said at the interval, though, it obviously did the trick. Coming on as a substitute for Owen at the start of the second period, Mame Biram Diouf doubled Manchester United´s advantage as the 23-year-old forward collected a neat pass from Luis Nani before sliding the ball past Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller and into the back of the net four minutes following the resumption of play. The Barclays Premier League club kept up their offensive pressure and Wayne Rooney, who had replaced Federico Macheda in the 46th minute, added a third goal for the visitors when the battering ram striker unleashed a ferocious drive past Keller and into the net after 52 minutes of one-sided action.
The England international then made the score 4-0 to Manchester United in the 69th minute of the tie before fellow substitute Ji-Sung Park hammered home a fifth goal only a couple of minutes later. And with the Seattle Sounders defence badly out of position, Rooney completed his hat-trick as he beat Keller with a header from a cross by Gabriel Obertan, also a substitute, in the 72nd minute of the clash. A ceaseless worker, Obertan kept on fighting until the final whistle and the winger was rewarded when he netted the seventh goal of the evening with a fabulous finish in the 88th minute of the friendly encounter. Seattle Sounders Team: Kasey Keller, James Riley, Jeff Parke, Patrick Ianni, Leonardo Gonzalez, Mauro Rosales, Osvaldo Alonso, Erik Friberg, Fredy Montero, Alvaro Fernandez, Roger Levesque. Substitutes: Servando Carrasco, David Estrada, Brad Evans, Mike Fucito, Taylor Graham, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Miguel Montano, Nate Jaqua, Lamar Neagle, Pat Noonan, Zach Scott, Mike Seamon, Michael Tetteh, O´Brian White, Mrisho Ngasa, Terry Boss, Josh Ford. Manchester United Team: Anders Lindegaard, Rafael da Silva, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Oliveira Anderson, Luis Nani, Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen, Federico Macheda, Ashley Young. Substitutes: Wayne Rooney, Jonathan Evans, Fabio da Silva, Phil Jones, Ji-Sung Park, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling, Danny Welbeck, Mame Biam Diouf, Tom Cleverley, Gabriel Obertan, Benjamin Amos, David de Gea.
Wayne Rooney Quickfacts
Wayne Rooney scored a brace as Manchester United beat fellow Premier League side Wigan Athletic 4-0 in the League Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium on the 26th of February 2006.