Sami Hyypiä, Leverkusen coach
United taught us a lesson today. They took clinical advantage of our mistakes. I hope that a game like this is good for the future and that we are able to learn from it. Our performance wasn't that bad until we conceded the second goal. We then let our heads drop and didn't believe we could start a comeback.
It wasn't the game we thought we were going to play. At the beginning we were OK but when we went 2-0 down, we lost belief a little bit. The end of the first half was very difficult. We tried everything to get the belief back at half-time and we came out a bit better in the second half, but the third goal ended the game.
To concede five goals is obviously a huge disappointment, but that's how football goes sometimes. It was a lesson for us. United played well and after the second goal they changed their approach a bit and sat deep, waiting for counterattacking opportunities. That made it even more difficult for us to create chances.
David Moyes, Manchester United manager
There are signs we have been getting better. There were so many great performances. All around it was a great performance from the players. You cannot question Ryan Giggs as a football player. He did not look fatigued for his age at all.
That is what I was hoping to get more often this season. This is probably the best performance of the season. For us to come away from home and score five goals is really special.
There were so many good performances. To come to Germany and get a such a good result – Leverkusen are second in the Bundesliga behind Bayern and that gives an idea of where our performance and result stood.
[The display] was what I was hoping to get more often, there have been signs we are getting better but also signs we have been wasteful as well.
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