The Leverkusen stars Man United should fear

Bayer Leverkusen were the forgotten side in last year’s Bundesliga – while Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund stormed Europe and competed in a fast-paced, intense final, few were talking about third-placed Leverkusen.

But they were one of the most interesting sides in Europe last season, eschewing the dominant modern obsession with possession and instead playing a pure counter-attacking game. Therefore, they’re suited to this away contest against Manchester United, where they’ll surely start as underdogs and see relatively little of the ball.

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