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November 27, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
BayArena — Leverkusen
Referee:‬ S. Moen‎
Attendance:‬ 29412‎
 
 
 
Emir Spahic 30′ (OG)
 
Jonny Evans 65′
 
 
Nani 88′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bayer Leverkusen 0-5 Manchester United

Nani scored a wonderful goal late on to complete a five-goal rout against Sami Hyypia's side as the Red Devils secured their biggest ever away win in the competition

By Charlie Scott

  • Bernd Leno
    15
    23
    3.00

    Bernd Leno

    Could do little about either of United's first-half goals. Pulled off a smart stop to keep out Rooney before Evans, Smalling and Nani completed the rout.

  • Emir Spahic
    9
    35
    2.50

    Emir Spahic

    The Bosnian centre-back nodded United's second past his own goalkeeper and did little to redeem himself during the rest of the game.

  • Ömer Toprak
    4
    27
    2.00

    Ömer Toprak

    Put in some decent challenges inside his own penalty area but his passing from the back was haphazard and invited pressure onto his side.

  • Giulio Donati
    4
    26
    1.50

    Giulio Donati

    The right-back looked more concerned with getting forward than helping his side out defensively and this contributed to the very one-sided scoreline.

  • Stefan Reinartz
    4
    26
    1.50

    Stefan Reinartz

    Hauled off midway through the second half after having very little impact on the game from his position in central midfield.

  • Simon Rolfes
    5
    27
    1.50

    Simon Rolfes

    The Leverkusen captain's evening started badly, as he misplaced a simple pass in the opening minute, and it did not really improve as he was outclassed by Kagawa and Giggs.

  • Lars Bender
    20
    19
    3.00

    Lars Bender

    The Germany international was another that failed to perform to his potential for the hosts, as they were dominated in midfield by a very compact and composed United team.

  • Emre Can
    8
    42
    1.00

    Emre Can Flop of the Match

    Playing out of position at left-back and it showed. He neglected his defensive duties all too frequently which left a huge gap that Rooney and Kagawa gleefully exploited.

  • Gonzalo Castro
    3
    29
    1.50

    Gonzalo Castro

    Too many of his set-pieces failed to find a team-mate and his passing in open play was not much better.

  • Heung-Min Son
    18
    59
    2.00

    Heung-Min Son

    His side's brightest player in the first half, the 24-year-old drifted in from the left to good effect and tested De Gea with a couple of long-range strikes. Surprisingly withdrawn after the break.

  • Stefan Kießling
    12
    27
    2.50

    Stefan Kießling

    But for a blocked shot in the early stages, the Leverkusen forward had little say in proceedings as Evans and Ferdinand stuck to him like glue.

Substitutions

  • Jens Hegeler
    4
    25
    2.00

    Jens Hegeler

    Replaced Reinartz with 20 minutes to play and showed a couple of neat touches before fading as United ran up the scoreline.

  • Eren Derdiyok
    5
    25
    2.00

    Eren Derdiyok

    Introduced late on but was isolated as Leverkusen looked uninterested in the final stages.

  • David de Gea
    181
    3
    3.00

    David de Gea

    Had very little to do as United dominated proceedings at the BayArena. Made one decent save from Spahic after the break but it turned out that the defender was offside anyway.

  • Patrice Evra
    183
    9
    4.00

    Patrice Evra

    The French full-back showed good awareness to stop a number of Leverkusen attacks with some neat interceptions and he was a decent attacking outlet for his team.

  • Phil Jones
    191
    8
    4.00

    Phil Jones

    Playing alongside the ice-cool Giggs in central midfield, he looked comfortable in possession. Came close to scoring with an acrobatic half-volley late on.

  • Rio Ferdinand
    123
    50
    3.50

    Rio Ferdinand

    Allowed Kiessling to ghost past him at one point in the first half, which prompted some fine defending from Evans, but, apart from that, it was a very composed display.

  • Jonny Evans
    187
    5
    4.00

    Jonny Evans

    Did brilliantly to block an effort from Kiessling and, moments later, United took the lead. Reacted quickest at a corner in the second half to make it 3-0.

  • Chris Smalling
    165
    17
    4.00

    Chris Smalling

    Challenged Spahic for the ball in the 30th minute when the Bosnian nodded Rooney's free kick into his own net and got a goal of his own late on when he side-footed home from close range.

  • Ryan Giggs
    302
    22
    4.50

    Ryan Giggs Top of the Match

    Two days before his 40th birthday, the Welshman performed brilliantly, barely misplacing a pass all evening and controlling the rhythm of United's play.

  • Nani
    208
    57
    4.00

    Nani

    Having not featured in United's last four matches, the Portugal international was granted a rare start and he made the most of it, looking dangerous throughout and scoring a glorious fifth.

  • Antonio Valencia
    239
    9
    4.50

    Antonio Valencia

    Squeezed home the opening goal after a superb cross from Rooney and put in a fine all-round performance on the right for the visiting side.

  • Wayne Rooney
    312
    7
    4.00

    Wayne Rooney

    The England international provided two very good assists in the first half to set up Valencia and tease and own goal from Spahic and then added a third after the break for Smalling.

  • Shinji Kagawa
    472
    13
    3.50

    Shinji Kagawa

    Playing just off Rooney in attack, the Japanese schemer impressed for Moyes's team, with the likes of Spahic and Toprak struggling to pick up his intelligent runs.

Substitutions

  • Alexander Büttner
    132
    21
    3.00

    Alexander Büttner

    Looked competent in the second half when he replaced Evra at left-back.

  • Anderson
    76
    104

    Anderson

    Wasted a chance to score late on when he dragged a shot wide.

  • Ashley Young
    54
    115

    Ashley Young

    Had little impact on the game after being introduced with not long to go.

Results
Group A Matchday 5
Times In GMT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
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Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
Paris St. Germain (PSG)
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
6 2