Barclays Premier League
15 November 2008
MANCHESTER UNITED 5
(Ronaldo 3 89, Carrick 45, Berbatov 49, Welbeck 84)
United: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Ronaldo, Carrick, Fletcher (Gibson 63), Park (Welbeck 63), Tevez (Manucho 74), Berbatov. Unused subs: Foster, Anderson, Nani, Rafael.
Tony Pulis' side had no answer to the rampant Reds and 17-year-old Danny Welbeck came off the bench to mark his Barclays Premier League debut with a stunning strike in front of the Stretford End that he will never forget.
Cristiano Ronaldo's free-kick made it 100 goals for the Portuguese star in the United shirt and he supplied the assist for Michael Carrick's goal on the stroke of half time.
Dimitar Berbatov and Welbeck got in on the act before Ronaldo wrapped things up late on with another trademark set-piece past Thomas Sorensen.