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"We cannot afford to wait until Manchester United have scored four or five goals before we start to impose our own style on the match."

- Armin Veh

30/09/2009 08:00, Report by Steve Bartram

Wolves on the attack

Wolfsburg manager Armin Veh admits he has no idea how his relatively inexperienced side will react on the Old Trafford stage, but his plan is to go straight for United's jugular.

The Bundesliga champions are renowned for scoring and shipping goals with regularity, and Veh insists attack is the only way Wolfsburg can approach Wednesday's tie.

"Old Trafford is a special ground and Manchester United is a very special club," he told his pre-match press conference. "They have played over 150 games in this competition and we have only had a couple.

"But we will not hide and I won't be losing any sleep thinking about it. It is impossible to say for certain whether the players will be inspired or afraid.

"But I do know we cannot afford to wait until Manchester United have scored four or five goals before we start to impose our own style on the match."

Veh is certain, however, that his side will not be remotely fazed by the Old Trafford ambience, having regularly sampled more potent atmospheres in the Bundesliga.

"When people talk about atmospheres, the best ones are in Germany," he said. "We experience those crowds every week, so in describing the atmosphere at Old Trafford, it is more to do with the legend of United rather than the stadium itself."

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