Manchester United beat Irish League 4-1 in Harry Gregg game

Harry Gregg meets the Manchester United players

Patrice Evra, Ashley Young (2) and Wayne Rooney scored as Manchester United beat an Irish League Select 4-1 in Tuesday's Harry Gregg testimonial.

Michael Owen put Evra clear for the opener but Chris Scannell headed an equaliser early in the second half.

Young restored United's lead on 57 minutes with a direct free-kick.

Substitute Rooney scored from a penalty after Ross Redman's foul on Tom Cleverley before Young got his second goal near the end.

The game was a testimonial for ex-goalkeeper Gregg, who survived the 1958 Munich air disaster and was praised for staying with the burning plane to help passengers to safety.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill pay tribute to Harry Gregg.

The former Northern Ireland international had a 10-year spell with United, making 247 appearances.

Before the match, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson paid a warm tribute to Gregg.

"We should alway pay homage to those players who have played such a part in creating our history and Harry is one of them," he said.

"Harry showed great courage in the Munich air disaster. There was also his longevity as a goalkeeper at Manchester United.

"He is part of the rich history of our club and we should never forget that."

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