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Manchester United won Aberdeen 25th anniversary of Euro Cup Winners Cup


Aberdeen 0 manchester united 2

Goals: Carrick (44, pen), Rooney (70).

Attendance 20,500

Manchester United made a winning start to the new pre-season campaign, goals from Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney gave United a victory over Aberdeen after hard game at Pittodrie.

Aberdeen, celebrating the 25th anniversary of winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup under Sir Alex Ferguson, stacked plenty of pressure on the Champions League winners, and were unlucky to see a first-half goal from Darren Mackie ruled out for offside.

United were back on the attack after 27 minutes when Giggs shot deflected wide after a swapping of passes with Michael Carrick. The deadlock was finally broken when Carrick split the defence with a beautiful pass to Rooney in the 43rd minute, Aberdeen keeper’s Langfield deemed to have brought the Golden Boy down as he tried to round the keeper. The spot kick was taken by Carrick and he sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to put United ahead. Read the full story

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