agonisingly close to levelling the aggregate scores. Picking up on a Sanchez punch to Martin's cross, he lofted his effort over the defenders on the line but against the underside of the bar.
It proved a pivotal moment as Real swiftly attacked at the other end and Morientes' disguised pass let in de la Red, who craftily chipped substitute keeper Raimond van der Gouw to wrap up a 5-3 aggregate success. De la Red also wasted a golden opportunity in the dying seconds. However, the result was not of great importance with a bumper crowd raising over £800,000 for a very worthy cause and enjoying the action.
United: Van der Sar (van der Gouw 70); Berg (Martin 9), Stam, Johnsen, Irwin; Blackmore (van Nistelrooy 46), Fortune, Scholes, Sharpe (Thornley 51, Blomqvist 87); Yorke, Cole.
Real Madrid: Contreras (Sanchez 62); Salgado (Pavon 69), Helguera, Pavon (McManaman 46), Amavisca; Figo (Vazquez 78), Hierro, Makelele (Sanz 62), Zidane; Morientes, van Nistelrooy (De la Red 46).