Moyes lauds Manchester United improvement

The 50-year-old was delighted as his side bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Thailand All Stars with a 5-1 demolition of A-League All Stars XI, with Danny Welbeck netting twice

David Moyes was impressed by Manchester United's improvement in the space of a week after watching them thrash the A-League All Stars on Saturday.

United got the first win of their Asian Tour in breathtaking fashion, with young guns Jesse Lingard and Danny Welbeck scoring twice each in the 5-1 rout.

And Moyes says he was delighted with his side's response to their 1-0 loss at the hands of Thailand All Stars last Saturday.

"It was a very special night to get my first victory as Manchester United manager," Moyes told reporters after the win.

"It was a good performance and we could have maybe got three more goals, we hit the post as well and one or two other incidents.

"We stepped up - I thought we looked a bit fitter tonight, a bit more ready and possibly the temperature tonight suited us a bit more than it had in Thailand."

While Lingard and Welbeck stole the show for the Premier League champions, star striker Robin van Persie was also delighted to get some game time under his belt.

"I was a bit rusty. I had a bit of a slow start, lost a couple of balls so I wasn't really happy with that but it was okay," Van Persie told reporters.

"I had a good corner and a goal but like I said it doesn't really matter now, we need to get fit and get proper practice and team play as well and get ready for the competition.

"Of course you like to win for the fans and for that winning feeling but it's more about fitness and getting ready for the season."