Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen

first_imgManchester United v Bayer LeverkusenChampions League7.45pm, ITVBIGGEST TEST YET FOR MOYESIt’s the return of the Champions League tonight and some tough opening matches for both Manchester City and United.It’s certainly the biggest test to date for new manager David Moyes at Old Trafford as his side take on German outfit Bayer Leverkusen who are more than capable of causing United problems – especially if they put in the same lacklustre effort as they did against Crystal Palace on Saturday when struggling to put day light between themselves and a Palace side who were down to 10 men before halftime.United last played Levekusen in the Champions League in 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 seasons and whilst the stats are too old to be relevant it proves they were no pushover then and won’t be tonight.HEAD TO HEAD RECORDNov 2002 Champions League Man Utd 2-0 B LeverkusenSep 2002 Champions League B Leverkusen 1-2 Man UtdApr 2002 Champions League B Leverkusen 1-1 Man UtdApr 2002 Champions League Man Utd 2-2 B LeverkusenDanny Welbeck (knee) looks certain to miss the game, whilst Phil Jones (ankle) is also a major doubt. Rafael trained this morning after a hamstring injury, and whilst Shinji Kagawa also joined in the main session, he is still feeling the after-effects of a flu virus.Moyes will choose from: De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Rafael, Fabio, Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Buttner, Valencia, Giggs, Carrick, Cleverley, Fellaini, Anderson, Kagawa, Young, Van Persie, Rooney, Hernandez.I don’t think this Manchester United team are yet at full strength so will continue to oppose on value grounds. It’s a draw for me tonight with an additional bet on the dreaded 0-0 with Star Sports.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)7 points DRAW MAN U v BAYER LEVERKUSEN2 points 0-0 correct scorelast_img read more