Man Utd 5-0 Stoke Highlights
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100th Manchester United goal set his side on their way to an emphatic win at home to Stoke.
The Portuguese winger smashed home a trademark free-kick from 25 yards before turning provider for Michael Carrick to fire in United’s second.
Dimitar Berbatov volleyed home, before 17-year-old substitute Danny Welbeck scored a stunning strike on his Premier League debut.
Ronaldo sealed the win with his second, a curling free-kick from 20 yards.
The win will be all the more pleasing for Sir Alex Ferguson, who was celebrating 50 years in football.
He made his playing debut during Queens Park’s 2-1 defeat at Stranraer on 15 November 1958 as a 16-year-old and he will probably not have witnessed too many victories as easy as the one over Stoke.
United played with a verve that the visitors never came to terms with and was all the more impressive as victory was achieved without the injured trio of Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs.
The game was barely two minutes old when a typically robust challenge from Amdy Faye on Tevez gave Ronaldo the type of chance he craves from 25 yards.