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Football: Moyes relief as United show winning attitude

Published on Mar 9, 2014 9:01 AM
Manchester United manager David Moyes reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on March 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester United manager David Moyes hailed the transformation by his players as they bounced back from a Champions League defeat with a 3-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion.

Goals from Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck eased pressure on the under-fire Moyes as United moved into sixth place in the Premier League on Saturday.

It was the ideal response in United's first game since a chastening 2-0 defeat at Olympiakos in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash on Feb 25.

"Their attitude was changed completely," Moyes said. "The players showed their effort and commitment, not just good play. I think it showed in the performance as well.

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