21/10/2009 06:00, Report by Nick Coppack in Moscow
Impress your mates with these vital statistics ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League Group B fixture between United and CSKA Moscow.
Information provided by UEFA.Record versus clubs from opponents’ country
United: P5 W0 D4 L1
CSKA: P7 W2 D2 L3
The Russian side’s last meeting against English opposition – in February 2008 – ended in victory against Aston Villa in the UEFA Cup.
The Reds' first two trips to Russia ended in goalless draws. The first was in the UEFA Cup in 1992/93 when Sir Alex's men lost on penalties to Torpedo Moscow. The second came three seasons later, against Rotor Volgograd.
Wednesday's hosts will be looking to bring up a half-century of goals in the European Cup/Champions League. Their last goal, on Matchday 2 against Besiktas, was the 49th in the competition.
United are unbeaten in 13 Champions League away games. The last loss came against AC Milan in the semi-final second leg, back in May 2007.
CSKA winger Mark Gonzalez has faced the Reds twice before… with Liverpool. He was on the losing side on both occasions. He won’t play on Wednesday after sustaining an ankle injury on international duty recently.
Anderson made his Champions League debut against CSKA for FC Porto in September 2006. If he plays on Wednesday he'll make his 24th appearance in the competition.
CSKA have already won two trophies this year: the Russian Super Cup in March and the Russian Cup in May.
Nemanja Vidic turns 28 on the day of the game, Wednesday 21 October.
In domestic competition, 15 of