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August 2, 2011 7:45 PM BST
 
34′ Jordan Ayew
 
60′ Alou Diarra
 
61′ Jordan Ayew
 
71′ Loïc Remy
 
80′ Loïc Remy
 
 
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Benoît Cheyrou
Benoît Cheyrou
Olympique de Marseille
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Tom Cleverley
Manchester United
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Fabien Barthez
Fabien Barthez
Manchester United
Fabien Barthez
Fabien Barthez
Manchester United

Marseille 8-2 Manchester United XI: Welbeck & Cleverley on target as celebrity Red Devils side torn apart in charity match

The two sides played out a competitive first half before the hosts took over in the second 45 as a number of guests replaced the Premier League champions' first-team players

By Ryan Benson

Ligue 1 : Jordan Ayew & Loic Remy (Marseille)
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A Manchester United select XI that, at various stages, included the likes of Fabien Barthez, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Patrice Evra lost 8-2 to Marseille on Tuesday night.

The match was organised by former Marseille goalkeeper Pascal Olmeta for his children’s charity and although the first half produced some entertaining football, once the majority of the United players were replaced by a selection of guests and celebrities, the floodgates opened.

The first real attempt in the match ended up being the first goal as United failed to clear a Morgan Amalfitano corner properly after 20 minutes and the ball dropped nicely to Nicolas N’Koulou who pulled off a brilliant left-footed volley.

Marseille added a second in the 34th minute through Jordan Ayew as the 19-year-old managed to bundle the ball past several defenders, owing to a favourable ricochet, before side-stepping Evra and finishing past Barthez in the United goal.

United took just two minutes to hit back, however, as Cleverley played a clever through-ball between two defenders for Danny Welbeck to run on to and he made no mistake as he placed the ball into the bottom far corner.

A minute later United found themselves level as Welbeck turned provider as he played Cleverley through on goal who finished brilliantly as he stroked the ball into the corner of the net.

Marseille took the lead once again less than 60 seconds into the second half as Benoit Cheyrou controlled a cleared corner before lashing it into the top corner of the net from range.

The hosts restored their two-goal lead in the 59th minute as Alou Diarra diverted a corner goalwards with a near-post header, and that lead was extended three moments later as Ayew pounced on a defensive error to score easily from close range.

United, who by the 70th minute had just four of their own official first-team players on the pitch, lost another goal 20 minutes from time as Loic Remy eased past a defender and slotted home from seven yards out.

With 10 minutes to go, Marseille grabbed their seventh of the night as Remy got on the end of a cross from the right-wing and unleashed an unstoppable header towards the top far corner, whilst Cheyrou grabbed his second of the match four minutes later as he headed home at the far post.



Olympique de Marseille

1
2.50
26
2.00
3
Nicolas Nkoulou
Defender
15′
3.00
17
Stéphane M'Bia
Defender
46′
3.00
-
x
Midfielder
3.00
-
Charles Kaboré
Midfielder
46′
3.50
6
Edouard Cissé
Midfielder
46′
3.00
18
Morgan Amalfitano
Midfielder
3.00
-
Billel Omrani
Striker
46′
2.50
15
Jordan Ayew
Striker
34′ 61′
3.50
-
Chris Gadi
Striker
46′
3.50

Manchester United

2.00
-
Fabien Barthez
Goalkeeper
2.50
3
3.00
12
2.50
4
Phil Jones
Defender
3.00
26
Kévin Malcuit
Midfielder
3.00
23
Tom Cleverley
Midfielder
37′
2.00
-
Idir Belhaid
Midfielder
2.00
-
Yazid Mansouri
Midfielder
2.00
-
2.50
13
3.00
19

Substitutes

21
0.00
15
0.00
7
3.50
8
0.00
23
Alou Diarra
Midfielder
46′ 60′
0.00
14
Loïc Remy
Striker
46′ 71′ 80′
0.00
30
Steve Mandanda
Goalkeeper
46′
0.00

Substitutes

0.00
-
0.00
6
Paul Pogba
Midfielder

Coach/Manager

-
0.00

Coach/Manager

0.00
-
 
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