• Manchester Utd are playing in the Champions League for the 18th consecutive season, the longest current run.
  • In total, this is Manchester Utd's 19th Champions League campaign, more than any other team.
  • Bayer Leverkusen are taking part in their eighth Champions League campaign. Their best performance dates back to 2002 when they reached the final only to be defeated by Real Madrid.
  • Manchester Utd are unbeaten against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League (2 wins, 2 draws). They were nevertheless knocked out by the German side in the semi-finals of the 2001/02 campaign, winning on away goals.
  • Manchester Utd are winless in their last four Champions League games (1 draw, 3 defeats).
  • Manchester Utd have lost their last two Champions League games at Old Trafford (v Cluj and Real Madrid). They have never lost three in a row at home in the competition.
  • Bayer Leverkusen are winless in their last 12 games away from home in the Champions League (3 draws, 9 defeats). Their last away win was in October 2002 against Maccabi Haifa.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won none of their seven Champions League away games against English clubs, losing six (5 goals for, 17 against).
  • The last five German clubs who have travelled to Old Trafford to face Manchester Utd in the Champions League have all been defeated.
  • Ryan Giggs has played 134 Champions League games, the most among players in this season’s competition. Only Raul has more (142).