Premier League champions Manchester United kick-start their Champions League fixture under David Moyes for the first time as the Red Devils take on Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.

Marouane Fellaini

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage is on ITV 1. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


United come into this game after their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at home in the Premier League fixture over the weekend. Robin van Persie scored from the spot-kick before the break while Wayne Rooney doubled the lead from a set piece in the final quarter of the game.

The result against Palace saw Moyes register his first win at Old Trafford since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this summer. However, United have failed to score from an open play in their last three games, which could be a matter of worry for the former Everton manager when his side face Leverkusen on Tuesday evening.

United have drawn to Chelsea at home before losing 1-0 to Liverpool at Anfield prior to the Palace match. Moyes will be looking for a win against the German side to mark his impression at the European stage.

Sami Hyypia

Meanwhile, Leverkusen enter this game after their 3-1 victory over VfL Wolfsburg in the last Bundesliga fixture. Sidney Sam opened the scoring for Sami Hyypia's side, however their lead was short lived when Ivica Olic equalised six minutes before half time.

Stefan Kiesslling's two second half goals made sure Leverkusen sealed all three points against Wolfsburg. The German outfit have won four out of their last five games played in the league, losing to Schalke being their only defeat.

What Managers Say

David Moyes: "We've got a leading team from Germany, a leading team from Spain and we have to go to Donetsk to play Shakhtar, who are pretty experienced in the Champions League, so I see it as a pretty tough group. The players are already motivated because of the level of the game and the competition, so we're going to try and put on a good show."

Sami Hyypia: "It was completely different operating in England as a player, a lot simpler. However, I'm happy to be back in England and looking forward to tomorrow's game. We're coming up against fierce opposition in a fantastic ground. Every coach and player loves playing in the Champions League. Hopefully we can play to our potential and get a result."

Team Form

Manchester United

    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L D W W
    • Last Result: Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace

Bayer Leverkusen

    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W W W
    • Last Result: Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 VfL Wolfsburg

Team News

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United

    • Injuries: Danny Welbeck (knee), Phil Jones (ankle), Darren Fletcher (bowel condition)
    • Doubtful: Rafael da Silva (hamstring)
    • Suspended: Luis Nani

Probable Lineup: De Gea; Fabio, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Fellaini, Kagawa; Rooney, Van Persie

Bayer Leverkusen

    • Injuries: N/A
    • Doubtful: Lars Bender (hip)
    • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Leno; Hillbert, Wollscheid, Spahic, Boenisch; Reinartz, Castro, Rolfes, Sam; Son, Kieesling