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  • Chicha dreams of a double

    Chicharito admits his first season in England is panning out beyond his wildest dreams, after becoming a Premier League champion ahead of a Champions League final meeting with Barcelona.

  • Review 2010/2011: October

    Player of the month: Javier Hernandez - Four goals, including a stunning back-header Stat of the month: The draw against West Bromwich Albion was the only occasion all season that United dropped points in the league at Old Trafford. The Reds won 18 of 19 home league games.

  • Javier Hernandez Girl Friend's (Lety Sahagun)

    Lety is short for Leticia. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico to Lety Acevedo de Sahagun and Jaime Sahagun. She has three siblings Rodrigo, Jaime and Renata Sahagun. She studied at the Centro Escolar Los Altos in Zapopan, Guadalajara the school is known for its Opus Dei beliefs. After she graduated from high school she went to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon where she is studying Relaciones Internacionales which in English will be International Relations also known as International Studies at Monterrey Tec. You can check her pictures here.

  • Fans honour Hernandez

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Federico Macheda Match Review : New England Revolution 1 Manchester United 4

New England Revolution 1 Manchester United 4

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough – Att: 51, 523

Federico Macheda staked an early claim for a return to Manchester United’s Premier League plans with two goals in six minutes to seal victory against New England Revolution in Foxborough.

Federico Macheda
Macheda, who endured a goalless six-month loan spell at Sampdoria last season, could yet be loaned out again by Sir Alex Ferguson this season with the United manager keen for the 19-year-old to gain more experience away from Old Trafford.

But after seeing Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov both miss clear chances to score in the first-half at the Gillette Stadium, the stunning home of NFL giants New England Patriots, goals by Macheda and Michael owen ensured a winning start for United on their five-game tour of the United States.

Ji-sung Park’s close range goal from Ryan Giggs’s pass on 80 minutes stretched United’s winning margin further in front of 51,523 spectators – a record attendance for a soccer game at the stadium.

Just 47 days after United’s Champions League final defeat against Barcelona at Wembley, Ferguson’s team returned to action against a Revolution outfit currently marooned at the foot of the MLS Eastern Conference.
Federico Macheda
The home side’s lack of pedigree was evident from the outset as United, with £15m summer signing Ashley Young making his debut on the left wing, dominated possession and created the only clear chances.

Rooney headed a Nani cross over the bar from close range on 18 minutes before aiming to repeat his overhead goal against Manchester City last season, with less spectacular results, sixteen minutes later.

Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber forced a solid save from Anders Lindegaard on a rare foray forward, but United should have taken the lead before the break when Berbatov wasted a golden chance from six yards.

The Bulgarian forward, who failed to make the substitutes’ bench against Barcelona at Wembley, was given a clear scoring chance when Fabio da Silva pulled the ball back from the touchline on 41 minutes.

But Berbatov somehow failed to score as he directed his shot straight at goalkeeper Matt Reis, who saved the strike with his legs.

Berbatov and Rooney then made way for Owen and Macheda at the start of the second-half and the substitutes both found themselves on the scoresheet within ten minutes of the restart.

Owen opened the scoring for United on 50 minutes when he received Michael Carrick’s pass inside the penalty area before guiding a right-foot strike into the far corner from six yards.

And Macheda, whose progress has stalled since he exploded onto the scene as a 17-year-old in April 2009, displayed similar calmness in front of goal when he converted Carrick’s pass from close range four minutes later.

Kenny Mansally pulled one back for the Revolution on 56 minutes when he inadvertently diverted Feilhaber’s free-kick past Lindegaard.
Federico Macheda

But Macheda secured the win for United when he claimed his second goal on the hour with a far post strike from Rafael da Silva’s cross before Park netted a fourth in the closing stages.

Having opened their American tour with a victory, United now fly to Seattle on Thursday ahead of next Wednesday’s encounter with Seattle Sounders at Centurylink Field.

Federico Macheda
Manchester United (4-4-2): Lindegaard; Rafael, Evans, Vidic (Ferdinand, 46), Fabio; Nani (Giggs, 67), Carrick (Park, 75), Anderson (Diouf, 75), Young (Obertan, 67); Berbatov (Macheda, 46), Rooney (Owen, 46). Subs: Johnstone (g).

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