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Match facts: Leverkusen v Manchester United

Published: Sunday 24 November 2013, 2.45CET
Match facts: Leverkusen v Manchester United
Son Heung-Min scored his first professional hat-trick on 9 November ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Sunday 24 November 2013, 2.45CET

Match facts: Leverkusen v Manchester United

Leverkusen

UEFA milestones and competition statistics
• The 4-0 matchday three victory over FC Shakhtar Donetsk was Leverkusen's biggest UEFA Champions League win.

• Emre Can is a booking away from a suspension after picking up two yellow cards so far in the group stage.

General information
• Son Heung-Min scored his first professional hat-trick on 9 November in a 5-3 win against former club Hamburger SV.

• Ten wins in the first 13 top-flight games represents Leverkusen's best start to a Bundesliga season.

• Sidney Sam has scored 11 goals in all competitions this season; he mustered five in the whole of 2012/13. He picked up a thigh injury early in Saturday's 1-0 win at Hertha BSC Berlin, however, and will miss the United game.

• Roberto Hilbert suffered a knee injury in training on 13 November and has been ruled out until the end of the year; Stefan Reinartz has missed the last six games with a heel injury.

• On 8 November goalkeeper Bernd Leno extended his contract until summer 2018.

• On 13 November Robbie Kruse was voted player of the year by Professional Footballers' Australia.

International duty
• Five Leverkusen players were called up for senior duty during the international break: Sidney Sam, Lars Bender (Germany), Robbie Kruse (Australia), Son (South Korea), Emir Spahić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Manchester United

UEFA milestones and competition statistics
• On matchday one, David Moyes became the first manager to take charge of United in Europe other than Sir Alex Ferguson since Ron Atkinson guided them to the UEFA Cup quarter-finals in 1984/85.

• Wayne Rooney is Britain's all-time leading scorer in the UEFA Champions League, moving past Ryan Giggs to 29 on matchday one. Robin van Persie has now scored in ten consecutive UEFA Champions League seasons.

• The 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad de Fútbol on matchday four was the 20th time a match involving United has ended goalless, equalling AC Milan's competition record.

• United have conceded 297 goals in UEFA competition.

• Marouane Fellaini is suspended following his late dismissal on matchday four.

General information
• United are ten games unbeaten in all competitions.

• Van Persie, who missed Sunday's 2-2 draw at Cardiff City AFC with toe and groin problems, has scored 17 goals in his last 21 games in all competitions for United. He struck the only goal of the game against former side Arsenal FC on 10 November.

• Rooney's goal at Cardiff was his 205th competitive strike for United; he is fourth in the club's all-time rankings behind Jack Rowley (211), Denis Law (237) and Sir Bobby Charlton (249).

• Danny Welbeck came on at Cardiff for his first appearance since 19 October because of a knee problem; Michael Carrick has been ruled out of the remainder of the group stage with an Achilles injury; Phil Jones suffered a groin problem on England duty.

• United's haul of seven points from the opening six league games was their worst start to a season since 1989/90.

• Van Persie has been nominated for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or, which will be announced on 13 January. Former boss Sir Alex is on the shortlist for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football award.

International duty
• The international break saw ten United players called up for senior duty: Patrice Evra (France), Jones, Chris Smalling, Tom Cleverley, Rooney (England), Jonny Evans (Northern Ireland), Nani (Portugal), Fellaini (Belgium), Antonio Valencia (Ecuador), Shinji Kagawa (Japan).

• Nani played every minute of Portugal's play-off success against Sweden, qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 4-2 aggregate win. Evra helped France overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit to beat Ukraine 3-2. 

• Van Persie's hat-trick in the Netherlands' 8-1 win against Hungary on 11 October took his international tally to a Dutch record 41 goals, overtaking Patrick Kluivert (40).

Last updated: 25/11/13 12.47CET

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