Manchester United has been heavily criticized this season as David Moyes has been unable to replicate the success that the team has enjoyed in recent years.
The former Everton skipper hasn’t been able to put convincing displays in the Premier League or the Champions League, but the squad had their best outing of the year today as they destroyed Bayer Leverkusen by a 5-0 score.
Manchester United dominated from start to finish thanks to the stellar display of their midfield, particularly in the wings. Antonio Valencia and Nani were huge problems for Leverkusen’s defensive line, and the Ecuadorian international took advantage of an open space to net the first goal of the game.
Defenders Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling, the latter with a brace, also contributed to the score. The final goal was scored by Nani with a brilliant piece of skill to put definitive numbers on the scoreboard.
Even though it’s highly unlikely that Manchester United will score five goals in each game, there are plenty of positives to take out from this game. All the lines functioned solidly, and the team looked at their best this year. It is definitively a performance to build from and Moyes can surely buy some extra time after this outing.
With the win, Manchester United are also assured of their place in the Round of 16. Most importantly though, it seems like the Red Devils are slowly leaving their early-season struggles behind, and that could spell trouble for the rest of Europe going forward.