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16/09/2013 09:57, Report by James Tuck

Korean relishing clash

Heung-min Son could not have picked a better location for his first Champions League match: the Old Trafford home of the team he supported as a child.

The Korean striker is set to line up for Bayer Leverkusen in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Manchester United, having joined from Hamburg in the transfer window after being linked with the Reds.

The 21-year-old played in Leverkusen's 3-1 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday, their fourth victory in five Bundesliga games so far. Now he is looking to fire his team to a winning start in Europe but knows it will be tough.

"I was a United fan as child and I was always happy when they scored," he said. "Now I’m going to be playing at Old Trafford and that’s a great honour. I’m really looking forward to it.

"I’ll be facing many great players. I want to learn from Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, who are top strikers, and I’m also looking forward to playing against Patrice Evra.

"I’ll learn a lot in the match and it will be really special moment for me but I will try my best to win the game."

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