UEFA Champions League: Manchester United brush off Bayer Leverkusen to reach last 16

England's Rooney proved he can create as well as finish as he had a hand in the first four goals in an outstanding performance.

updated: November 28, 2013 09:22 IST
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Leverkusen, Germany: Manchester United confirmed their place in the Champions League's knock-out phase with an emphatic 5-0 win at an overwhelmed Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.

A volley from right-back Antonio Valencia and an own goal from Leverkusen centre-back Emir Spahic gave United a commanding early lead before defender Jonny Evans added a third with an hour gone.

England defender Chris Smalling added their fourth on 77 minutes after he met Wayne Rooney's chip at the back post.

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