Young nets brace in Belfast win

Tue, 15 May 21:48:10 2012

Ashley Young (2), Patrice Evra and Wayne Rooney scored as a strong Manchester United side beat an Irish Premier League XI 4-1 in a testimonial for former United goalkeeper Harry Gregg at Windsor Park in Belfast.

The game, played to support the 79-year-old Gregg who also played for Northern Ireland, also featured Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Michael Owen and Dimitar Berbatov.

Watched by Sir Alex Ferguson and United chief executive David Gill, along with Gregg who played 247 times for United, the visitors had goals by Nani and Owen disallowed for offside before Evra opened the scoring.

Cliftonville striker Chris Scannell made it 1-1 for the Irish League side - managed by Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill - with a header early in the second half before substitute Young netted from a free-kick.

Rooney, who had also started on the bench but replaced Owen after an hour, scored from the penalty spot after Tom Cleverley had been fouled.

Young sidefooted his second of the night after good work by Park Ji-sung.

 

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