Zaha could have added another but it was left to van Persie to complete the scoring, driving home a low right-footed effort after Theo had done well to smother his initial effort.
Adnan Januzaj, the star of United’s pre-season opener in Bangkok, should have made it 6-1 in injury time but there were few complaints from the capacity crowd. After all, they’d already been treated to a terrific display of attacking football from the English Premier League champions.
Granted it was only a pre-season friendly, but United, now up and running in 2013/14, looked a formidable force.
United: Lindegaard; Rafael, Ferdinand (M Keane 46), Jones, Evra (Fabio 76); Zaha, Carrick (Anderson 71), Cleverley, Lingard; Giggs (van Persie 62), Welbeck (Januzaj 71)
A-League: Covic (Theo 46); Beauchamp (Chapman 84), Boogard, Topor-Stanley, Rose (Bridge 62); McGlinchey (Grant 62), Miller (Celski 46), Bojic (Risdon 46), Emerton (Currusca 84), Broich (Williams 73); Berisha (Ifill 73)