Carrick Relishing Tough Wolfsburg Test

United vice-captain Michael Carrick has said that the club are ready to test themselves against Bundesliga runners up Wolfsburg on Wednesday night.

Old Trafford plays host to the German side in the first Champions League home match in Louis van Gaal’s time at the club.

It follows United’s disappointed 2-1 lose in Holland in the first group stage match, as United travelled back from the Philips Stadion¬†empty handed.

Wolfsburg were judged to be United’s toughest test when the groups were drawn earlier this month, but a loss to Dutch champions PSV has heaped pressure on van Gaal’s side.

However, vice-captain and England midfielder Michael Carrick has said his team-mates are relishing the task ahead.

“To be honest, I think you can spend too much time thinking about it.

“At the end of day, that’s the group we’ve been given and we have got to back ourselves to go through.

“They are going to be tough games for different reasons but that is what the Champions League is for – to test yourself against the best in tough conditions, and we’ll be ready for that.”

United also face the lengthy trip to Russia to face CSKA Moscow in their third group stage game, but having both been at Bayern Munich during Wolfsburg’s rise, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Louis van Gaal have also warned of the threat Wolfsburg could pose.