Manchester United v Wolfsburg
Champions League, 2015-16
Date: Saturday, 30 September, 2015
Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Where to watch: BT Sport Europe
Live Stream Info: BT Sport Live Streaming
Manchester United are cruising in the league as they went on top of the table after their latest 3-0 victory over Sunderland. David de Gea kept his second consecutive clean sheets in a row and the Latest bookie free bets back the English club as favourites to seal their fourth victory in a row.
What has been impressive so far for Louis van Gaal’s side is their defence. The Old Trafford club have conceded only five goals and are share the top spot with Tottenham for conceding less number of goals in the league.
Bastian Schweinsteiger and Louis Van Gaal believe Manchester United can win the Champions League this season, despite getting their European campaign off to the wrong start by losing 2-1 against PSV Eindhoven.
The United manager, who guided Ajax to back-to-back finals in 1995 and 1996 – losing the latter – and steered Bayern Munich to the final against Inter Milan in 2010, said his aim was to take United to the final act of the competition this season.
Wayne Rooney has denied handing a transfer request during Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season at Manchester United, claiming he was shocked at the way the conversation made its way to the press.
Following United’s 2-1 win over Swansea in Fergie’s last game at Old Trafford, the former United manager said Rooney, who was left out of the side on the day, had handed in a transfer request and wanted to leave the club in the summer.
Louis Van Gaal has said Manchester United’s successful start to the season is down to the number of players who have left Old Trafford in the summer, rather than to the signings he has made.
United returned to the top of the league for the first time in over two years after beating Sunderland on Saturday 3-0, after City had suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester United went top of the Premier League for the first time since winning the league in 2013 after comfortably beating Sunderland 3-0.
After yet another uninspiring first half, United shifted scored either side of halftime through Memphis Depay and Wayne Rooney before Juan Mata added a third late on to clinch United’s third consecutive league win.
Here’s five talking points from Saturday afternoon.
For only the second time since Louis Van Gaal took charge of Manchester United, his side have scored 3 or more goals in two consecutive league games.
Cries of “Attack Attack Attack” are heard around Old Trafford more frequently than ever and fans of other teams often take great pleasure in pointing out that the number of goals scored during Van Gaal’s first season as manager was less than when David Moyes was in charge.
Louis Van Gaal believes Anthony Martial will not get carried away despite making an explosive start to his Manchester United career.
The Frenchman, a £36m signing from Monaco, came off the bench to score United’s third goal in their 3-0 win against Ipswich in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, making it four goals in three appearances for his new club.
Andres Pereira has thanked Juan Mata for allowing to take the free-kick which gave him his first professional goal for Manchester United.
The Brazilian made his first competitive start for the club against Ipswich Town on Wednesday night and capped an impressive performance with a superbly-taken free-kick, which put United 2-0 up on the night.