27 Jul 2009

Owen scores another two for United

6:08 am on 27 July 2009

New signing Michael Owen scored twice and Ryan Giggs grabbed a hat-trick as Manchester United rounded off their pre-season Asian tour with an 8-2 thrashing of China's Hangzhou Greentown.

Dimitar Berbartov, Zoran Tosic and Nani were also on target for the English champions against the mid-table Chinese Super League side on a humid night in the tourist resort close to China's economic capital Shanghai.

England striker Owen, who joined United as a free agent earlier this month and has been set a target of 15 goals next season by manager Alex Ferguson, made his tally four goals in his first four games before being replaced by Wayne Rooney at halftime.