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Manchester United test thrills Son

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€10m Bayer Leverkusen summer signing Heung-Min Son is relishing the prospect of facing Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The South Korean international was a target for the Red Devils in the summer transfer window, according to the player’s agent, but opted to stay in the Bundesliga over a move to Old Trafford.

That’s not to say he can’t wait to play at the Theatre of Dreams however, and the boyhood Red Devils fan admits it’s an honour to be going up against the likes of Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

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

"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."

The clash isn’t just Son’s first taste of the Champions League following the move from Hamburg, but also United manager David Moyes’ first outing in Europe’s premier club competition.

The Scot will be hoping to make a solid start to their Group A campaign, before matches against Spanish outsiders Real Sociedad and Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk.

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