Manchester United secured only their fourth win of 2014 after a 3-0 win over West Brom during the weekend. This win helped lift a huge amount of pressure off David Moyes, as United have been struggling in front of goal throughout this campaign. This has pushed them outside the top six in recent weeks, but this win will give them a lot of confidence going into a crucial run of matches. United take on archrivals Liverpool at Old Trafford next weekend, which will be followed by matches against Olympiakos and Manchester City.
Moyes sent an emotional letter to United’s fans ahead of this match claiming that they have shown their support for most of the season, but they should continue with it in order to help United claim results. United have been especially poor at Old Trafford where they have suffered numerous defeats in the league. West Brom were looking to achieve a famous double over United, as they had already beaten them in the reverse fixture, but a convincing performance from the champions put them on course to a comfortable win.
Wayne Rooney was on the scoresheet along with Phil Jones and Danny Welbeck. Moyes also praised the performances of van Persie and Rooney after the match.
“I thought Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney were excellent. Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj too, but we also needed a good defensive performance as well so, all round, I’m pleased. The pitch was very lively, it was drying out a little bit and it wasn’t that easy to pass the ball, but we looked much more potent going forward and looked more likely to score than we have in other games. I made the point about us trying to attack more and have better play going forward and I think we did that,” said Moyes.