Welbeck almost claimed a dream Wembley double just past the hour mark when his acrobatic volley flew fractionally wide. Shortly afterwards, Cleverley joined Rooney in departing the fray, but the game still ended with three Reds on the pitch following the introduction of first Zaha and then Jones. Zaha set up Lambert late on for a shot against the post before Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor produced saves to thwart the match-winner and latterly Welbeck with England's final chance of the game in injury time.
Another United man was on the scoresheet in Scandinavia, where Chile met Iraq at the neutral venue of Brondby in Denmark. Angelo Henriquez was the Red in question, grabbing the final goal from close range in the 80th minute as the Chileans crushed Iraq 6-0. Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez was unquestionably the star man, scoring twice himself and then setting up a brace for Wigan Athletic winger Jean Beausejour.
Former Reds star Cristiano Ronaldo was on target to prevent Robin van Persie's national side pulling off a fine away win in Portugal. Netherlands led for the vast majority of the match, from Kevin Strootman's early strike until the home side equalised through their talisman with three minutes to spare. Van Persie started and played for just shy of an hour of the 1-1 draw, prior to making way for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Earlier in the day, Shinji Kagawa scored for Japan in their international friendly defeat to Uruguay; his goal arrived on 55 minutes, after a defensive mix-up left him with a simple tap-in from close range. However, the South Americans ran out 4-2 victors with ex-United striker Diego Forlan grabbing half of their tally.