Michael Owen marked his Manchester United debut with a late winner in the 3-2 win over a Malaysia XI. Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson lauded Owen who struck three minutes from time after Federico Macheda had seen his shot saved.
"It was a typical Michael Owen goal," said Ferguson.
"He was the first man to react, which is just what you would expect."
Ferguson revealed he was always likely to leave Owen on the bench to start with but was not in the least bit surprised his new striker found the net immediately.
"I am sure he was looking forward to it," said Ferguson.
"When you consider the type of player Michael is, he was always going to be looking to score that type of goal.
"There was nothing unusual in it and he will be delighted to have got off the mark."