Man United beats Cosmos in Scholes farewell

Paul Scholes opened the scoring in his farewell match Friday,

helping Manchester United rout the New York Cosmos 6-0 at Old


Scholes scored on a trademark shot from 20 yards, and England

striker Wayne Rooney converted a penalty kick to give a

full-strength United a 2-0 lead at halftime.

With a Community Shield match looming against Manchester City on

Sunday, United manager Alex Ferguson reshuffled his lineup for the

second half. Mame Biram Diouf scored twice, with the other goals

coming from the Brazilian Anderson and Danny Welbeck.

On hand for the recently reformed Cosmos was their soccer

director, former United great Eric Cantona. This was Scholes’ final

appearance with the club he joined in 1994.