tempo in attack and on 68 minutes United’s earlier four-goal lead was halved thanks to Alex Alkande’s superb run and finish.
The quality goals kept on coming with Lingard cementing his place as the team’s top scorer for this leg of the tour 10 minutes from time with a superb curling effort from the edge of the area.
It was the perfect way to sign off United’s stay in Asia and gives manager David Moyes yet more food for thought as the start of the season edges ever closer.
United: Amos; Fabio (Rafael 72), Smalling, M Keane, Evra (Büttner 46); Zaha (van Persie 81), Carrick (Jones 72), Cleverley, Anderson, Young (Lingard 46); Welbeck (Januzaj 46).
Kitchee: Wang (Guo 89); Tsang (Cheung 62), Comi (Tsang 83), Rehman, Rodriguez; Alex (To 81), Huang, W.Lam (Chan 69), Chu (M.Lam 31 (Gao 87)), Annan (Xu 52); Belencoso (Paramo 73).