Louis van Gaal Aware Of Wolfsburg Threat

United boss Louis van Gaal is hoping his side can stay resilient against Bundesliga runners up when the two sides meet on Wednesday evening.

The winners of the tie will go top of Group C unless PSV Eindhoven come away from Moscow with all three points.

But despite acquiring his own young talent on Deadline Day in Anthony Martial, van Gaal is wary of Wolfsburg’s own wonderkid, Julian Draxler.

“He was a very young talent when I was there [managing in the Bundesliga], so I know him.

“He has to go on a long road like Martial, although it could be a little bit shorter because he has been playing longer on that level.

“He is a very good player.”

Wolfsburg signed Draxler this summer after the 22-year-old spent the majority of his youth career at Schalke.

They beat Premier League outfit Arsenal to his signature, with the North London side rumoured to be interested in his services, being able to play up front, on the wing or behind the striker.

Wolfsburg’s biggest threat from last season, Kevin de Bruyne, is now at Manchester rivals City, but his replacement Draxler can be just as dangerous says the manager.

The German side have stuttered in the League recently, drawing at home to Hannover, but more notably letting their lead over Bayern Munich slip as Robert Lewandowski came of the bench to score five in nine minutes.

“I saw Lewandowski’s goals, of course,

“But also I saw the first half when Wolfsburg were very strong and in control, so it was unbelievable what happened within nine minutes after half-time.”

However, Van Gaal is confident that United will progress through the group stages, and also believes the other three English sides in Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal will be able to as well.