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Keny nets in Revs 4-1 defeat to Manchester United

Jul 15, 2011, 3:26 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Gambian international midfielder Abdoulie Mansally, also known as Keny, was on target for his New England Revolution side but his second half strike could only serve as a consolation as Revs slammed a demolishing 4-1 defeat on Manchester United on Wednesday night.

The Gambian midfield maestro and his compatriot Sainey Nyassi both appeared for the New England Revolution in their crucial match against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men who are on their pre-season tour of the United States.

Nyassi was given a place in the starting line-up but he had spent the most part of his playing period struggling to make impact before was withdrawn in the second half.

Mansally, the former Real De Banjul influential man who came on as a second-half substitute, took full advantage of a deflected free-kick shot by teammate Benny Feilhaber, who in the twinkle of an eye hammered home from a rebound to pull one back in the 56th minute.

Federico Macheda bagged a brace as Manchester United opened their pre-season tour of the United States with a 4-1 win over the New England Revolution.

The Italian stated his case for a more involved role next season with a starring role in a match that marked the debut of Ashley Young.

The first half ended goalless with Wayne Rooney  missing the best chance heading it over 18 minutes before he was replaced at the interval.

Michael Owen  broke the deadlock on the 51st minute with a low shot from Michael Carrick’s pass and the midfielder played a one-two with Machedea three minutes later to get the 19-year-old off the mark.

Park Ji-sung  sealed the win nine minutes from time with a delightful chip after a good work from Gabriel Obertan  and Ryan Giggs.

The MLS side pulled one back on the 56th minute when Benny Feilhaber’s free-kick deflected in off Kenny Mansally but five minutes later Macheda converted a Rafael cross to grab the two-goal cushion.