In what turned out to be a more even match that the final score would indicate, Manchester United trounced the MLS All-Stars at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, 4-0.
"I think the football is getting better," said Wayne Rooney, in describing the MLS, and adding that the game was competitive.
Manchester United only took 10 shots, and took advantage of their chances. The MLS All-Stars had their chances, but simply couldn't finish. The All-Stars had 11 shots, (six on goal), and took more corner kicks than the Red Devils.
There were also indications that the MLS All-Stars were interested in putting on a show rather than being efficient. In the first half, instead of taking a clear shot on goal, Omar Bravo laid the ball off behind him to David Beckham, whose shot curled over the crossbar.
Nonetheless, Manchester United proved that they are ready for the start of the Premier League season. Anderson and Ji-Sung Park got the scoring going in the first half.
Anderson's goal was an example of how the Red Devils share the ball well, and are probably the best EPL club at setting up teammates for shots on goal. Dimitar Berbatov and Rooney did a fine job of finding Anderson who easily found the back of the net.
Later, Park showed off his excellent crossover moves, and then unleashed a left-footed shot that was easily the best shot of the match.
In the second half, both benches emptied. Sir Alex Ferguson received a breakaway goal from Berbatov, and then a deflected goal by Danny Welbeck.
Beckham played the whole match, while Thierry Henry only went 45 minutes.
Take a look at the highlights of the match: