International Round Up: How United players got on
Wayne Rooney scored a brace for England in their 4-0 win over Slovakia. Rooney’s both goals came in the last 20 minutes. Ben Foster and Michael Carrick also featured as they were second half substitutes. Carrick played a part in England’s third goal, his pass sent Frank Lampard in on goal.
David Beckham, the former Manchester United midfielder, earned his 109th cap, the most by any outfield player for England. His cross was converted in by Wayne Rooney after 70 minutes.
Rio Ferdinand missed the game due to a back problem but is likely to play the game against Ukraine on Wednesday.
Jonny Evans played a man of the match performance for Northern Ireland as they beat Poland 3-2. Evans header on found the net on 47 minutes.
John O’Shea had an assist in Republic of Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Bulgaria. O’Shea set up Richard Dunne early on, but Bulgaria soon equalised.
Darren Fletcher endured a quiet game for Scotland as they were beaten 3-0 by the Netherlands. Arsenal’s Robin van Persie and Dirk Kuyt of Liverpool were among the goals.
Former no.2 Carlos Queiroz continues to struggle as Portugal boss as they dropped two valuable points on their own turf. Portugal were held 0-0 to group one rivals Sweden. Cristiano Ronaldo, who captained the side, had a great chance at the and to win the game but his header was off target. Luis Nani was a unused substitute.
Patrice Evra played the whole 90 minutes for France, who beat Lithuania 1-0 thanks to a stunning Frank Ribery goal.
Carlos Tevez helped Argentina to a 4-0 win over Venezuela. Tevez scored the second goal of the game, and was then substituted after 71 minutes. Meanwhile, South Korea beat Iraq 2-1, Park ji-Sung though was very quiet throughout the game.