Paul Scholes opened the scoring in his testimonial match on Friday as Manchester United beat the New York Cosmos 6-0 at Old Trafford.

Scholes fired home a trademark shot from 20 meters and England striker Wayne Rooney converted a penalty to give a full-strength United a 2-0 lead at the break.

With a Community Shield match looming against local rivals Manchester City on Sunday, United manager Alex Ferguson reshuffled his side for the second half.

The Cosmos, watched by its director of football - former United great Eric Cantona, went on to concede further goals from Anderson, Danny Welbeck and Mame Biram Diouf (2).