Moyes high Down Under

Danny Welbeck and Jesse Lingard scored doubles as Manchester United hit form on their Asian pre-season tour with a 5-1 win over Australia’s A-League All Stars in Sydney on Saturday.
English champions United shrugged off speculation over Wayne Rooney’s playing future at Old Trafford in a commanding display — Dutch ace Robin van Persie added the icing with United’s fifth goal minutes from full-time after coming on as a second-half substitute.
It was David Moyes’ first win in charge since taking over from Alex Ferguson at the end of last season.
Moyes’ reign at Manchester United began with an embarrassing upset when the Premier League champions slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Thailand’s Singha All Star XI in Bangkok last Saturday, but there was no repeat at Sydney’s Olympic stadium.
“It was a good game for us and we stepped up. I thought we looked a bit fitter tonight, a bit more ready and the temperature tonight suited us a wee bit more than it had done in Thailand.
“To get Robin (van Persie) back on and get him started was good, but I think it was impressive that Danny got a couple of goals. On another night he might have scored four or five goals.”
United dominated possession, with Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley controlling the midfield and the team’s pace and concise passing had the All Stars under constant pressure.
United had a couple of early chances before they went ahead in the 11th minute when Welbeck played in Lingard, who finished clinically past the exposed Covic.
Such was the pressure on the home defence that United soon doubled their lead when Lingard combined with veteran Ryan Giggs for a 2-0 lead in the 34th minute.

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