Confirmed: Wolfsburg v Man Utd line-ups: Varela starts

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Manchester United can change their Champions League fate tonight.

Manchester United visit Wolfsburg this evening in the Champions League looking to inflict a first home loss for the German side in more than 30 matches.

The Red Devils require a victory in order to progress to the next round of the competition, and if they fail to win then they must hope PSV Eindhoven lose to CSKA Moscow, while two draws would see United progress.

United's last game against Wolfsburg was back in 2009, in which Michael Owen scored an impressive match winning hat-trick.

The German side are in fifth place in the Bundesliga, but are 15 points behind runaway leaders Bayern Munich.

Manchester United are without injured captain Wayne Rooney, along with Ander Herrera, Phil Jones and Morgan Schneiderlin, joining long term absentees Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia.

United travelled to Wolfsburg with a squad which included youngsters Sean Goss and Nick Powell.

Here is a look at how the two teams line up...

Wolfsburg lineup


  • Diego Benaglio
  • Dante
  • Naldo
  • Ricardo Rodríguez
  • Christian Träsch
  • Maximilian Arnold
  • Julian Draxler
  • Josuha Guilavogui
  • André Schürrle
  • Vieirinha
  • Max Kruse

Substitutes: Koen Casteels, Sebastian Jung, Timm Klose, Marcel Schäfer, Daniel Caligiuri, Nicklas Bendtner, Bas Dost.

Man Utd lineup


  • David de Gea
  • Matteo Darmian
  • Chris Smalling
  • Guillermo Varela
  • Daley Blind
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Juan Mata
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Memphis Depay
  • Anthony Martial

Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Paddy McNair, Michael Carrick, Andreas Pereira, Nick Powell, Ashley Young.

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