Manchester United thrashed Newcastle United reserves 6-0 last night.

Will Keane was the first of four different Manchester United players to find the net on Thursday night, as the Reds made a stunning return to action in the Barclays Premier Reserve League North.

Second-half additions from skipper Davide Petrucci (2), centre-back Michael Keane and substitute Alberto Massacci plus an own goal by Newcastle United goalkeeper Ole Soderberg gave the hosts a handsome victory - the joint-biggest win of the season so far, after Swansea City were also trounced 6-0 back in August.

With Petrucci and Paul Pogba impressively pulling the midfield strings, aided and abetted by Jesse Lingard and Larnell Cole on either flank, the Reds ultimately had too much class for a young Newcastle side light on senior experience yet full of endeavour.