• Wayne Rooney is the top scoring English player in Champions League history with 29 goals.
  • Manchester United are winless in their last four Champions League away games (D3, L1), their worst run since February 2004 - December 2005 (8 games, D3, L5).
  • Man Utd have conceded only eight goals in their last 15 Champions League away games, however.
  • Man Utd have won three of their 10 away games against German opposition in the Champions League (D3, L4).
  • Leverkusen won each of their last eight Champions League group stage home games.
  • Bayer Leverkusen are winless in their five games against Manchester United in the Champions League (D2, L3), failing to keep a single clean sheet in the process.
  • Leverkusen have lost eight of their last nine Champions League games against English sides (W1).
  • Leverkusen have reached the knockout stages in their last two appearances in the Champions League without recording a single away win in the group stage.
  • Two days after the game, Ryan Giggs will celebrate his 40th birthday.