Van Gaal stresses importance of Wolfsburg clash

Basketball 3-pointer: High school athlete with a disability hits shot of a lifetime

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was keen to stress the importance of his side's vital Champions League clash against Wolfsburg on Tuesday.

The Red Devils are a point adrift of the Bundesliga side in Group B and one ahead of PSV and need a win to ensure progression to the knockout stages of the competition.

Van Gaal has faced much criticism for United's struggles in front of goal this season and admits the Wolfsburg clash is the biggest game since taking charge of the club.

"The moment is always the most important thing in this question as we have to fight against Manchester City in the league, or against Liverpool, and for the fans they are very important," he said in his pre-match press conference.

"But in this moment, I believe this is the most important match but only at this moment.

"It's very important for the club to continue in the Champions League and also for the players because they want to show their qualities at the highest podium.

"That's also why it is very important."