Manchester United stun Leverkusen with five star performance

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Manchester United put in their best performance under David Moyes as they beat Bayer Leverkusen 5-0 in Germany tonight to secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League. 

The Red Devils looked sharp from the offset and took the lead after 22 minutes as their front quadrate combined in fine fashion. 

Japanese ace Shinji Kagawa brought the ball forward and found Nani, who then played the ball out-wide to Wayne Rooney and the the forward put in a delicious ball to the back post for Antonio Valencia to strike home from close range.

The Red Devils doubled their lead moments later as Wayne Rooney put in another fine ball, which came off the head of Leverkusen star Emir Spahic and found the back of the net.

Moyes' side continued to dominate the game with Ryan Giggs and Rooney controlling the tempo of the match and, into the second-half, United continued to trouble the Leverkusen back-four. 

Giggs swung in a corner for Patrice Evra to knock the ball down to Wayne Rooney, who hit a first time shot which was palmed into the path of Jonny Evans and the Manchester United defender tapped in from close range. 

The Red Devils were in cruise control and, with Shinji Kagawa impressing in the role behind Rooney, it was his little dink over the Leverkusen defence that found the United striker. 

Rooney then chipped the ball over the Leverkusen keeper and Chris Smalling tapped home to put the Premier League champions 4-0 up. 

And with minutes remaining, Giggs, who celebrates his 40th birthday on Friday, put a fine ball over the top of the Leverkusen back-four, which found Nani, who took it around the keeper and scored United's fifth.

It was Manchester United's biggest ever away win in the Champions League and the Red Devils will go into the game with Tottenham this weekend in great spirits. 

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