27/11/2013 23:20, Report by Nathan Thomas

Pics: Leverkusen cruise

Manchester United qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League in the most emphatic fashion on Wednesday evening, beating Bayer Leverkusen by five goals to nil in Germany.

Having dropped two domestic points to Cardiff on Sunday, the Reds came out with something to prove and put on an exemplary exhibition of counter-attacking football.

Club photographers John and Matt Peters were on hand to capture all the match action as the ruthless Reds put Leverkusen to the sword with a quintuple of strikes.

Click the image above to browse a selection of photos from United's thumping triumph.

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