Manchester - After victory in their opening group game, VfL Wolfsburg continue their UEFA Champions League campaign with a trip to Manchester United FC on Wednesday night (kick-off 20:45 CEST/ 18:45 GMT).

The Wolves got off to a perfect start by beating PFC CSKA Moskva 1-0 at home two weeks ago, but face an entirely different proposition against a Manchester United side intent on bouncing back after a disappointing defeat to PSV Eindhoven.

Top facts

  • When the teams run out at Old Trafford, it will be six years to the day since Wolfsburg and Manchester United first played each other, in the 2009/10 Champions League. Edin Dzeko put Wolfsburg ahead that night, but United fought back to win 2-1.
  • Wolfsburg have lost all three of their previous games in England, the last being a 4-1 defeat to Everton in last season's UEFA Europa League.
  • Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal never lost to Wolfsburg while he was in charge of FC Bayern München. He won on three occasions and drew once.
  • This is Manchester United's first home appearance in the Champions League since their 1-1 draw with Bayern in 2014. Bastian Schweinsteiger, now of Manchester United, scored for the Bavarians that day and was also sent off.
  • Wolfsburg's Dante won the Champions League with Bayern in 2013, and was part of the FCB side which knocked Manchester United out in the quarter-finals a year later.

Possible line-ups

Manchester United: de Gea - Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Darmian - Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger - Herrera, Mata, Depay - Rooney

Wolfsburg: Benaglio - Träsch, Naldo, Dante, R. Rodriguez - Guilavogui, Arnold - Caligiuri, Kruse, Draxler - Dost