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Manchester United torches Galaxy 3-0

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POSTED July 24, 2014 12:04 a.m.

PASADENA, California (AP) — Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 friendly victory over the LA Galaxy.

Ashley Young and defender Reece James scored two second-half goals each as United opened its summer tour with a surprisingly polished win over MLS’ overmatched Galaxy in the Guinness International Champions Cup.

Danny Welbeck scored the first goal for Van Gaal, who has had limited work with his new club after leading the Netherlands to a third-place finish at the World Cup earlier this month. United still outclassed the Galaxy in the meeting of David Beckham’s two former clubs.

Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera also made their United debuts.

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