Paul Scholes enjoyed a vintage day out at Wembley as Manchester United lifted the Community Shield for an 18th time with a 3-1 win over English champions Chelsea.
Supported by willing runners in the foil of Antonio Valencia and Wayne Rooney, Schole left the London side flabbergasted as he dictated play with his delightful range of passing.
The evergreen midfielder picked out Wayne Rooney with a 50-yard pass and the England striker played in Valencia for the opener on 41 minutes.
Valencia turned provider for Mexican Javier Hernandez to score the second on 14 minutes.
Chelsea reduced the arrears when Salomon Kalou scored from close range after Edwin van der Sar failed to hold Dannt Sturridge’s raking shot from distance.
Chelsea tried desperately to restore parity, but they were picked off in stoppage time when substitute Dimitar Berbatov polished off a 20-pass move with an exquisite lob over Henrique Hilario.