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Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial is likely to lead Manchester United's attack against WolfsburgGetty

Wolfsburg take on Manchester United in a crucial Champions League fixture at Volkswagen Arena on Tuesday, 8 December.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage is on BT Sport Europe. Radio commentary of the match will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

Wolfsburg come into the fixture after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund at home in the league. It is their first defeat in front of their own fans since Match 2014, when they lost 6-1 to Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga outfit's latest result could be an advantage for the Red Devils, who are looking for a win in Germany. Dieter Hecking's side will be keen to bounce back after the defeat in the Champions League clash.

Josuha Guilavogui
Wolfsburg lost 5-1 to German champions Bayern Munich on 22 SeptemberReuters

United enter the fixture after a disappointing 0-0 draw against West Ham United at Old Trafford. Their defensive record has been impressive as they conceded only three goals in the last 10 matches played in all competitions.

Louis van Gaal will be hoping his side can keep another clean sheet against Wolfsburg and also seal a victory, which will help them progress to the next round of the competition. A defeat will see United depend on the result between CSKA Moscow and PSV Eindhoven to make it to the last 16 of the Champions League.

What managers say

Dieter Hecking: "We would have loved to extend our run, and that was certainly possible. We need to get the Dortmund match out of our systems as soon as possible to be at 100 percent on Tuesday. A really good opponent is awaiting us in an incredibly important match. We will do all we can to ensure we're still in the Champions League throughout winter."

Louis van Gaal: "We have a huge Champions League match at Wolfsburg. After the disappointing result against Eindhoven at Old Trafford, we now know what we have to do in order to progress to the knockout stages of the competition: win. We have not made it easy for ourselves, but we know that victory in Germany will not only guarantee qualification, but also ensure we finish top of our group."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Wolfsburg to win: 23/17
  • Draw: 23/10
  • Manchester United to win: 9/4

Team Form

Wolfsburg

  • Last Five: L D W W L
  • Last Result: Wolfsburg 1-2 Manchester United

Manchester United

  • Last Five: D D D W W
  • Last Result: Manchester United 0-0 West Ham United

Team News

Louis van Gaal
LVG has given a number of youngsters a chance to be part of the first-team this season with Lingard and Borthwick-Jackson getting a chance to shineGetty

Wolfsburg

  • Injured: Robin Knoche, Max Kruse, Carlos Antonio Ascues Avila
  • Doubtful: Ricardo Rodriguez
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Benaglio; Trasch, Naldo, Dante, Schafer; Arnold, Guilavogui; Vieirinha, Kruse, Schurrle; Dost

Manchester United

  • Injured: Wayne Rooney, Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Morgan Schneiderlin, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspend: N/A

Possible XI: De Gea; Varela, Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Carrick, Schweinsteiger; Mata, Fellaini, Lingard, Martial