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United's Moyes hails 200-goal Rooney

Published: Wednesday 18 September 2013, 0.25CET
David Moyes won his group-stage debut with Manchester United FC and hailed two-goal Wayne Rooney while Sami Hyypiä felt something was lacking in his Bayer 04 Leverkusen side.

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Match statistics

Man. UnitedLeverkusen

Goals scored4
 
2
Possession (%)56
 
44
Total attempts16
 
12
on target10
 
8
off target6
 
4
blocked5
 
3
against woodwork0
1
Corners6
 
6
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
9
Fouls suffered8
 
10
Passes682
 
506
completed545
 
357

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 23:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 18 September 2013, 0.25CET

United's Moyes hails 200-goal Rooney

David Moyes won his group-stage debut with Manchester United FC and hailed two-goal Wayne Rooney while Sami Hyypiä felt something was lacking in his Bayer 04 Leverkusen side.

David Moyes, United manager
The performance was really good tonight and the result was great. I think recently we've not scored as many goals as we would have liked but we've got four tonight and maybe could have scored a couple more. The players showed their experience out there. After Leverkusen got back at 1-1, we had to make sure that we went again and won the game.

Wayne [Rooney] played really well tonight. He scored his goals and his pass to put Antonio [Valencia] in was terrific. We want him to keep that scoring record up. I think there are only three or four Manchester United players that have ever achieved 200 goals. I remember saying that he could go on to become one of the all-time greats here by his goals, I thought his performance tonight was excellent. I think everything he did was worthy of two goals, and maybe more.

Sami Hyypiä, Leverkusen coach
Before the game, we talked a lot about the mental aspect of these matches, because it's a very important factor in football. I think we were lacking some elements of that today. We have to continue working hard in order to improve in that area. However, you should not forget that we lost to a very good team today.

Last updated: 19/09/13 0.01CET

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