Manchester United vs Bayer Leverkusen (Champions League) 17th September 2013
18:25pm – The match will mark United’s first European fixture without Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm since 20th March, 1985.
David Moyes takes charge of his first ever UEFA Champions League (proper) fixture.
United embark on an 18th consecutive UEFA Champions League campaign.
David Moyes’ only previous encounter with German opposition was a 2-0 win at 1. FC Nürnberg in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup group stage.
Leverkusen are seeking a first win in England. Their record reads: W0 D2 L6.
Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand both started the last time United faced Leverkusen at Old Trafford. The match ended in a 2-0 home win.
United have not scored a goal from open play in 270 minutes of football.
David de Gea is yet to concede a goal at Old Trafford this season.
United have won only 3 of the last 9 home fixtures in the UEFA Champions League and have lost 4 of the last 6.
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18:52pm – The Manchester United team news for Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League have just been released and is below:
De Gea Smalling Ferdinand Vidic Evra Valencia Carrick Fellaini Kagawa Rooney van Persie.