Although Manchester United defeated the MLS All Stars 4-0 in New York last night, it was one of their former sons who stole the show. When David Beckham moved to the United States, many stated that he no longer had the ability to play at the top level. He moved to AC Milan on-loan and provided a masterclass in passing and did so again last night. The 36-year-old was at the heart of everything good about the All Stars – who were admittedly poor in large periods. The two best chances for the home side fell to Henry and Cummings courtesy of fine Beckham passes but unfortunately it was not to be for the Americans.
Dimitar Berbatov was also in fine form last night, providing a brilliant flick in the creation of the opening goal for Anderson whilst he got himself on the scoresheet with a chip over the keeper which hit the bar, and then was coolly smashed into the corner by the Bulgarian. With Javier Hernandez out with concussion, it seems the striker is keen to put himself in the picture to begin the Premier League season as first choice alongside Wayne Rooney.
Goals from Ji Sung Park and Danny Welbeck sealed the win for United and made it four wins out of four so far on the tour. They face Barcelona in Washington on Saturday evening looking for revenge for their humbling in the Champions League final in May. The latest news on the US tour can be found at www.manutd.com.