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Man United Romp In Seattle

For the second consecutive game, Manchester United tore an MLS team apart in the second half to run out comfortable winners.

Last week United scored four goals in the second half to beat the New England Revolution 4-1 and last night they scored six (yes 6!) second half goals to beat the Seattle Sounders 7-0.

Doing the damage against Seattle was Wayne Rooney who scored a second half hat-trick.

The week in the Pacific Northwest training at the Nike center obviously paid off as United appeared much sharper and match-ready than a week ago.

Once again Ashley Young was lively down the left flank and it was no surprise when United went ahead in the 15th minute when Michael Owen scored his second goal in two games with a close range header from Patrice Evra’s cross.

Owen is another player who has looked impressive in the two games and he almost made it 2-0 after 27 minutes when his header from Young’s corner was cleared off the line by a Sounders defender.

As expected United made changes at half-time and the subs sparked a second-half goal rush. First Mame Biram Diouf, who is linked with a move to Blackpool, latched onto Nani’s pass before scoring from a narrow angle in the 49th minute.

Two minutes later, Rooney set himself on the way to his 21-minute hat-trick by converting Nani’s pull-back to claim his first goal on tour.

The England striker scored his second on 69 minutes with a left foot shot into the far corner after being freed in the penalty area by Ji-sung Park, before returning the favour for the South Korean with a dummy from Gabriel Obertan’s pass that left Park with a tap in for the fifth.

Seattle were now struggling to escape their own penalty area and Rooney made it 6-0 with his hat-trick goal on 72 minutes when he struck at the far post from Obertan’s cross.

Obertan rounded off the scoring with a clinical finish from 12 yards on 88 minutes.

United fly to Chicago on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s clash with Chicago Fire at Soldier Field. Ferguson’s team then face the MLS All-Stars in New Jersey before concluding their tour against Barcelona at the FedEx Field in Washington DC.

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