Man United boss confident of goals ahead of Wolfsburg clash

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is certain that his side will start scoring goals ahead of their crunch Champions League clash with Wolfsburg on Tuesday, according to reports from the Mirror.

The Red Devils have come under intense scrutiny for their negative style of play, with their latest result being another 0-0 bore draw against West Ham United during the weekend.

However, they will need to beat Bundesliga opponents Wolfsburg this week if PSV Eindhoven win their game against CSKA Moscow in order to qualify for the Champions League knock-out stages.

And manager Van Gaal has urged supporters to be calm ahead of the fixture, insisting that his team will be back amongst the goals sooner rather than later.

“You never know for sure, but I have the experience as a manager to know the goals will come,” said Van Gaal.

“When you’re creating chances you will start finishing them. We have that belief, it’s just a matter of time, and I hope we can prove that here.

“At this moment, this is the most important match because it’s very important for the club to continue in the Champions League and the players want to show their qualities at the highest level.”

The Dutchman has also asked fans to not put any more pressure on young attacker Antony Martial, with captain Wayne Rooney sidelined for the game.

“I think he’s very talented, but he’s just 20 and we have to give him time,” said Van Gaal.

“That’s always difficult when you’re playing for a team like Manchester United, because the expectations are always high.

“But I’m convinced he will continue to do well and will score at the right moment again.

“He was exceeding expectations at the start of his career here and I knew that. He doesn’t need that pressure to score in every match.”

After their game against Wolfsburg, United travel to Dean Court to play Bournemouth in their next Premier League fixture.