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– Lee Dixon gives his expert analysis on the visitors tonight.
I think United have got enough to win the game but Leverkusen are a decent side, and they've had a good start in the Bundesliga. They finished just a point behind Dortmund last season, so they're a good side – they'll come here with confidence.
Stefan Kiessling scores all their goals, he's the one that stands out. Bayer play a rigid 4-3-3, so there might be a few holes in midfield for United to exploit, depending on where Shinji Kagawa and Wayne Rooney play. They are a team who like to counter attack and get players wide, so we should be in for a good game.
Let's hope Man United v Leverkusen is just as exciting as the match played by the two side's youngsters today.
You can find out by watching the whole game live on ITV and ITV.com/football from 19:30.
Ahead of Man United's group stage opener against Leverkusen this week, relive the Champions League semi-final between the two sides in 2002.
Leverkusen progressed to the final on away goals, where they were beaten by Real Madrid.
You can watch Man United v Bayer Leverkusen live on ITV and ITV.com/football on Tuesday 17th September from 19:30.
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Germany under-21 international midfielder Emre Can has joined Bayer Leverkusen in a four-year deal from Bayern Munich, who have secured themselves first refusal on his services in future.
The 19-year-old, who appeared four times for the record German champions last season, scoring once, has made the move for an undisclosed fee.
German international Stefan Kiessling has signed a new contract extension with Bayer Leverkusen.
Kiessling's previous deal was not due to expire until 2015 but that has not prevented Leverkusen from extending it by a further two years.
– Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser
Stefan Kiessling has become a top performer at Bayer Leverkusen, a leader and the face of the club.
His development since 2006 has been phenomenal. I hope he will finish his career with us.