SYDNEY (Reuters) - Danny Welbeck and Jesse Lingard both scored twice as English Premier League champions Manchester United got their first win of the David Moyes era, with a 5-1 victory over an A-League All Stars team at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
Dutch forward Robin van Persie, who missed the defeat in Thailand which opened United's tour last week, added the fifth in a 28-minute cameo appearance at the end of the match to send the red-clad majority in the 83,127 crowd home happy.
With Wilfried Zaha a constant menace down the flanks, Moyes will have been happy with his attack in the absence of unsettled striker Wayne Rooney, who left the tour to receive treatment on a hamstring injury.
The All Stars defended in depth to try to negate the pace in the United attack and carved out a few chances of their own. Besart Berisha scored their consolation goal early in the second half.