Macheda nets brace, Young makes debut in Man Utd win

Manchester United striker Kiko Macheda struck twice as they defeated Steve Nicol's New England Revolution 4-1 in Boston last night.

Manchester United striker Kiko Macheda struck twice as they defeated Steve Nicol's New England Revolution 4-1 in Boston last night.

Macheda, who endured a goalless six-month loan spell at Sampdoria last season, could yet be loaned out again by Sir Alex Ferguson this season with the United manager keen for the 19-year-old to gain more experience away from Old Trafford.

But after seeing Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov both miss clear chances to score in the first-half at the Gillette Stadium, the stunning home of NFL giants New England Patriots, goals by Macheda and Michael Owen ensured a winning start for United on their five-game tour of the United States.

Ji-sung Park’s close range goal from Ryan Giggs’s pass on 80 minutes stretched United’s winning margin further in front of 51,523 spectators – a record attendance for a soccer game at the stadium.

Ashley Young was handed a debut by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Manchester United (4-4-2): Lindegaard; Rafael, Evans, Vidic (Ferdinand, 46), Fabio; Nani (Giggs, 67), Carrick (Park, 75), Anderson (Diouf, 75), Young (Obertan, 67); Berbatov (Macheda, 46), Rooney (Owen, 46). Subs: Johnstone (g).

 
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