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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.

United's Moyes hails 200-goal Rooney
United's Moyes hails 200-goal Rooney ©UEFA.com

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.

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