United beat West Brom to rise to sixth

Manchester United moved to within nine points of the top-four after comfortably beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.

Phil Jones gave the champions the lead on thirty-four minutes with a powerful header, before Wayne Rooney doubled the visitors’ advantage twenty minutes into the second half with his fourteenth goal of the season.

Substitute Danny Welbeck put the result beyond doubt inside the final ten minutes to wrap up all three points for David Moyes’ side, who move up to sixth place, level on points with the Scot’s former club Everton, who have a game in hand.

The club will now turn their attention to the clash with fierce rivals Liverpool, which takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

They then face Olympiakos in the second leg of their Champions League last sixteen tie, where they need to overturn a two goal deficit to keep alive any hopes of them landing any silverware this year.

Meanwhile, Manchester United target Toni Kroos as refused to rule out a move to the Premier League this summer, according to the Mirror.

The 24 year old has been linked with a move away from Bayern Munich in recent months, despite playing for the club on a regular basis this season.