Manchester: Just a short walk from the 'other' Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United, England's cricketers staged Thursday their own version of the Reds' penalty shoot-out Champions League win.
United defeated Chelsea 6-5 on penalties in the first all-English UEFA Cup final in Moscow on Wednesday.
The England players representing United also triumphed as they warmed up at Old Trafford, the nearby cricket ground which shares its name with English champions United's base.
On Wednesday, the England cricketers watched the Champions League final at their team hotel and Vaughan said: "It was very entertaining. The majority were wanting United to win. There was a little bit less pressure this morning."
England head into the start of the second Test against New Zealand starting here Friday with the series all square at 0-0 after a drawn opener at Lord's.
Vaughan said he hoped United's win in Moscow would boost the spirits of a traditionally lively crowd.
"The crowd are always good and it's going to be even better this week now that Manchester United have gone and won the European Cup."
While a shoot-out may have been the last thing players on either side wanted, Vaughan said it made for gripping viewing.
"I can only relate it to a catch to win the Ashes, I don't know," he said.
"It was a cruel ending to an unbelievable final but someone has to win. It's great viewing in the team room when it gets to penalties. That's exactly what we were wanting. Last night was real pressure."