Goal.com - Home

thumbnail Hello,
 
Played
July 21, 2011 3:00 AM BST
Seattle, WA
 
 
Michael Owen 15′
 
 
Wayne Rooney 52′
 
Wayne Rooney 69′
 
Ji-Sung Park 71′
 
Wayne Rooney 72′
 

Seattle Sounders 0-7 Manchester United: Wayne Rooney nets hat-trick as Red Devils ease to victory

The England international put on a show as Sir Alex Ferguson's side easily defeated one of Major League Soccer's stronger teams in their latest pre-season match

By Mike Slane

Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick as Manchester United ran out 7-0 winners against Seattle Sounders in the latest match of their pre-season tour of America.

Michael Owen’s header gave the Red Devils a 1-0 lead at the break, before three second-half goals from Rooney and further strikes from Mame Biram Diouf, Park Ji-Sung and Gabriel Obertan secured an impressive win.

It did not take long for United to take the lead, as Patrice Evra combined with Ashley Young down the left to set up Owen, who coolly headed into an empty net to put his side 1-0 up.

And it could have been 2-0 moments later, but Kasey Keller managed to turn Young’s vicious strike over the crossbar.

Owen and Federico Macheda had further chances before half-time to double their side’s advantage, before Anders Lindegaard prevented Fredy Montero from finding an equaliser.

Rooney, Diouf, Park and Ben Amos were all brought on for United at half-time, and it was not long before the visitors sailed into a 3-0 lead.

Diouf received a pass from Nani before rounding the goalkeeper and making it 2-0, while Rooney scored his first of the match by hammering the ball past substitute keeper Terry Boss.

Midway through the second half, and moments after Pat Noonan had struck the bar for Seattle, Rooney made it 4-0 after slotting past the goalkeeper following a pass from Park.

Park then scored United’s fifth after a clever step-over from Rooney, who grabbed his hat-trick with the Red Devils’ third goal in three minutes after good work from Obertan.

The Sounders failed to test Amos too much in the second half, and Obertan added his name to the score sheet two minutes from time after some poor defending from the MLS side.

After another comprehensive victory on their pre-season tour, United now face Chicago Fire on Saturday.


Seattle Sounders F.C.

1
Kasey Keller
Goalkeeper
0.00
26
James Riley
Defender
0.00
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
0.00
6
Patrick Ianni
Defender
0.00
12
Leonardo González
Midfielder
0.00
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
0.00
17
Erik Friberg
Midfielder
0.00
20
Á. Fernández
Midfielder
0.00
17
Fredy Montero
Striker
0.00
7
Mauro Rosales
Striker
0.00
-
0.00

Man Utd.

0.00
13
0.00
3
0.00
15
0.00
5
0.00
21
Rafael Silva
Midfielder
0.00
18
Ashley Young
Midfielder
0.00
11
Ryan Giggs
Midfielder
0.00
8
Anderson
Midfielder
0.00
17
Nani
Striker
0.00
27
0.00
10

Substitutes

-
Terry Boss
Goalkeeper
0.00
29
Josh Ford
Goalkeeper
0.00
20
Zach Scott
Defender
0.00
34
0.00
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
0.00
-
Michael Seamon
Midfielder
0.00
17
0.00
32
M. Montaño
Midfielder
0.00
11
Pat Noonan
Midfielder
0.00
27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
0.00
16
0.00
7
0.00
-
0.00

Substitutes

0.00
1
David de Gea
Goalkeeper
0.00
40
Ben Amos
Goalkeeper
0.00
35
0.00
6
Jonny Evans
Defender
0.00
4
Phil Jones
Defender
0.00
12
0.00
13
Ji-Sung Park
Midfielder
71′
0.00
23
Tom Cleverley
Midfielder
0.00
10
0.00
39
0.00
25
0.00
19

Coach/Manager

-
0.00
 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
January Friendlies
Times In GMT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Jonathan Jonathan
Striker
Salzburg
1 1
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Dortmund
1 1
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
1 0
Jakub Blaszczykowski Jakub Blaszczykowski
Midfielder
Dortmund
1 0
Marcel Gaus Marcel Gaus
Striker
Kaiserslautern
1 0