Barclays Premier League
16 August 2010
MANCHESTER UNITED 3
(Berbatov 33, Fletcher 41, Giggs 85)
NEWCASTLE UNITED 0
It's not the first time the Reds' season has begun under floodlights on a week night, though. Just two years ago, Sir Alex's men hosted Newcastle United on Monday 16 August in a game that served up plenty of excitement.
Goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Darren Fletcher gave United a deserved lead over the newly-promoted Magpies, before substitute Ryan Giggs volleyed home a third in the second half to underline the Reds' dominance.
Let's hope United get off to a similarly assured start this season.
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