MANCHESTER UNITED 7
(Scholes 24, 51, 62 pen, Irwin 26, Cole 45, Beckham 66, Solskjaer 73)
WEST HAM 1
Old Trafford, 1 April 2000
United: Bosnich; G.Neville, Stam, Silvestre, Irwin; Beckham, Keane (Butt 57), Scholes (Solskjaer 69), Fortune; Cole (Sheringham 68), Yorke.
Subs not used: van der Gouw, P.Neville.
Craig Forrest must have felt he was the victim of a particularly cruel April Fools' Day joke when he was beaten seven times by the rampant Reds back in 2000.
The Canadian keeper had conceded nine goals on his previous visit to Old Trafford with Ipswich and found United in a similarly ruthless mood 10 years ago.
Watch the action on this page as Paulo Wanchope's opener or West Ham served only to sting Sir Alex Ferguson's team into action. Paul Scholes levelled before Denis Irwin converted a rebound when the luckless Forrest saved his penalty. Andy Cole headed home a superb David Beckham cross before the midfielder crossed for Scholes to backheel a cheeky fourth.
Scholes blasted another spot-kick past Forrest to complete his hat-trick and Beckham's free-kick crashed in off the bar for number six. Not wanting to be left out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer struck with a typically predatory finish to wrap things up.