(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) Manchester United routed Bayer Leverkusen 5-0 on Wednesday to cruise into the knockout stage of the Champions League.
Wayne Rooney did not score but played a role in the first four United goals as Leverkusen slumped to its worst home defeat in a European competition.
Antonio Valencia put United ahead in the 22ndminute, Emir Spahic's own goal in the 30th doubled United's lead and Jonny Evans got the third in the 65th. Chris Smalling steered home the fourth in the 77th and Nani completed the rout in the 88th.