Seattle 0 Manchester U 7

Wayne Rooney

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. 


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