Morgan Schneiderlin remains confident Manchester United can progress to the next round of the Champions League by defeating Wolfsburg and revealed his side will treat the clash as the final of Europe's elite club competition. The Red Devils travel to Volkswagen Arena as they face the German club in the final group stage fixture.
The Premier League giants are second in the table with eight points, one point behind Wolfsburg and a point ahead of PSV Eindhoven, who are third in the table. The latter face CSKA Moscow at home in the final group stage fixture.
A victory for Louis van Gaal's side over Wolfsburg or if PSV fail to win in Eindhoven will see United seal a berth in the last 16 of the Champions League. The former Southampton midfielder, who is doubtful for the upcoming European fixture, due to a hip problem suffered against West Ham United, has advised his teammates not to rely on CSKA to make it to the next round.
"It is but we're confident we can do it. We beat them at home and, to go through to the next round, we don't want to hope for CSKA Moscow to win or get a result in Eindhoven," Schneiderlin told United Review.
"We have the destiny in our hands and know what we have to do to get through. It's very important for the football club and for the players to get to the next stage and we are going out to win in Wolfsburg. They are a very good team and it's never easy in Germany but we will prepare for this game as though it was the final of the Champions League."
"The Champions League group stages are important but the real aspect of the competition is the knockout stage. You know the best 16 teams in Europe are involved and we are looking forward to trying to put Manchester United in this category."
"Last year, we did not have the Champions League here so we are determined to get among the best teams in Europe. After that, anything is possible. We know over two games in the knockout stages, anything can happen and we really want to get there, step up and give our best," he added.