Benefit March 17th 2007 v European Select XI
United met a European Select XI managed by Marcello Lippi to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club's first European campaign as well as the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. UNICEF were again the beneficiaries, the crowd of over 74,000 contributing £1.25m. for the charity.
A brace of goals from Wayne Rooney, a Wes Brown header and a Cristiano Ronaldo free kick gave United a 4-1 half time lead,
Unfortunately a plethora of second half substitutions upset the rhythm of the game somewhat, although it remained an entertaining spectacle.
Malouda scored for the visitor's before Bolton's El Hadji Diouf scored twice to bring a little more respectability to the score line.
Amongst the second half substitutions for United were Dong Fangzhou, who made his Old Trafford début, and Andy Cole.
Henrik Larsson, in his final appearance at Old Trafford before returning to Helsingborg after his loan period at United, played for the European Select XI and was given a standing ovation as he was substituted.