Bayer Leverkusen's Bernd Leno prepared for Wayne Rooney

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno reveals that he has been studying video footage of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's movements.

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno has insisted that he is prepared to face Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney during the two sides' Champions League clash on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old German reveals that he has been watching video footage of the England international for hours ahead of the encounter at the BayArena.

"On Rooney or [Robin] van Persie I prepare the same way as in Bielefeld," he told reporters. "With my goalkeeper coach we look at video tapes, to be prepared in standard situations.

"You can see if he cuts into a ball or prefers to shoot with the full instep. Even for one-on-one situations, it does not hurt if you know the subconscious mind.

"We want direct Champions League qualification - if we do our homework, then the rest will come by itself."

Bayer are currently a point behind leaders United in second place in Group A.

Manager David Moyes of Manchester United applauds the travellling fans at the final whislte during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Manchester United at Craven Cottage on November 2, 2013
Read Next:
Moyes wants qualification wrapped up
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account