• This is the first competitive meeting between these two teams.
  • Manchester Utd have never scored more than one goal in their last 12 Champions League games against Spanish opposition and have won only two games in the process (v Barcelona in April 2008 and Valencia in September 2010).
  • Manchester Utd have only won one of their last six Champions League games (2 draws, 3 defeats).
  • Manchester Utd have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine games in the Champions League, their longest run in the competition.
  • Real Sociedad have won none of their last eight Champions League games (3 draws, 5 defeats), their last win coming against Galatasaray in September 2003. They have even lost their last four games in the competition, scoring only one goal in the process.
  • Manchester Utd have scored five goals from six shots on target in the Champions League this season.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored in only one of his last 10 Champions League games at Old Trafford – his brace in the 4-2 win v Bayer Leverkusen this season.