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Sir Alex Ferguson has cautioned against Manchester United getting "too cocky" by believing their European job is done just one game into the Champions League.

Paul Scholes' late winner against Besiktas in Istanbul a fortnight ago means a couple of victories and a draw should do in their three matches at Old Trafford, without even considering trips to CSKA Moscow and Wednesday's opponents Wolfsburg. But Ferguson is anxious for last season's finalists not to look too far, too quickly.

"We all think the same. If you can get to that 10 points quickly you can change your team and give younger players an opportunity. But you have to be careful. You don't want to be too cocky," he said.

"You have still to win your games - and we have only played one.

"We did get a fantastic result in Turkey but we have to maintain our consistency and concentration in the important matches in front of us."

Wolfsburg's victory over CSKA during matchday one has earmarked them as the most obvious threat to United's quest for group supremacy.

Strikers Edin Dzeko and Grafite certainly are a danger, having scored 71 goals in all competitions between them last season.

"Their two strikers scored 71 goals between them last season. That is an incredible total," said Ferguson.

"They are both big, powerful lads and we did look at Dzeko. He is a very clever player who takes up good positions.

"Wolfsburg haven't started the season that well but they have got to grips with their game and they are getting winning results."

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