Park Ji-Sung
Olympique Marseille's Gadi challenges Manchester United's Park during their charity gala match in Monaco. REUTERS

A Manchester United composite XI had a rough night in Monaco on Tuesday as they went down 8-2 to Marseille in a charity game.

The match was organised by ex-Marseille goalkeeper Pascal Olmeta for his children's charity and featured an appearance for former Old Trafford keeper Fabian Barthez

But it was an unhappy return for the follicly-challenged Frenchman who was powerless to prevent a second-half onslaught from Marseille.

The first half produced passages of engaging football as United, with seven first-team players, came from 2-0 down to level the game at two apiece before half-time.

But after the majority of the United players were replaced by a rag-tag selection of guests and celebrities, the goals rained in.

In a one-sided second half, Benoit Cheyrou and Loic Remy each scored twice; with Jordan Ayew and Alou Diarra also finding the net as the Coupe de France holders hit United for six.