Photos: Manchester United players train ahead of Wolfsburg clash including Martial and Pereira

Old Trafford

Manchester United are gearing up for a big match this week.

Manchester United’s players were put through their paces on Tuesday ahead of their vital Champions League qualifying match against German club Wolfsburg.

United lost their opening match of this stage 2-1 away to PSV Eindhoven and manager Louis van Gaal will know they cannot afford to take anything less than three points at Old Trafford later this week.

United have impressed domestically in recent times, finding their scoring form to put three past Liverpool, Southampton, Ipswich Town and Sunderland, with £36million summer signing Anthony Martial transforming their forward-line.

The 19-year-old French striker was caught on camera on Tuesday, preparing with his teammates including Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Juan Mata and Andreas Pereira.

United will not be taking Wolfsburg lightly but they will know that winning your home matches in this competition is vital if you want to ultimately reach the knock-out stages.

With a double-header against CSKA Moscow on the horizon, victory on Wednesday will ease any anxiety van Gaal and his players are feeling as they return to Europe’s elite competition after too long away.

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