The Mexican striker came on for the final half an hour and looked lively throughout. His looping finish from the edge of the box over goalkeeper Nick Rimando was a goal of top quality and certainly bodes well for the future.
After a two-game break, Edwin van der Sar returned between the sticks, while Rafael and Fabio flanked Wes Brown and Jonny Evans across the back four. Despite doubts before the game over Darren Fletcher and John O’Shea, both were deemed fit to start, interestingly, alongside each other in the centre of midfield. Gabriel Obertan and Nani provided the supply from the wings to Ryan Giggs and Federico Macheda in attack.
The All-Stars were led by former Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel, while star man Landon Donovan started on the bench following his CONCACAF Champions League exertions on Tuesday night for LA Galaxy.
Following Sunday’s disappointing display and result against the Kansas City Wizards, the Reds were determined to make amends and it took just 24 seconds for Sir Alex’s men to bring the sell-out crowd to their feet.
Kevin Alstone tried to find Jamison Olave with a simple pass across the backline, but it was horribly underhit allowing Kiko Macheda to nip in and finish with aplomb. It was the perfect start for the Reds whose passing and