Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester United: Starting teams

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Updated: October 2, 2013

Its a huge night for David Moyes career as Manchester United manager, we have the starting teams from tonight Champions League qualifier against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Teams

Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Srna, Rakytskyy, Kucher, Shevchuk, Hübschman, Fernando, Costa, Teixeira, Taison, Adriano

Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Fellaini, Cleverley, Welbeck; van Persie. Subs -  Lindegaard, Jones, Giggs, Nani, Young, Kagawa, Hernandez.

Preview

David Moyes is facing three loses from four matches if his team loses tonight. Ferdinand, Anderson, Fabio and Wilfried Zaha have not flown to Ukraine due to injuries. Wayne Rooney is out  through illness.

Shakhtar, the reigning Ukrainian champions, have never lost to English opposition on home soil in the Champions League.

While United opened their Champions League campaign with their 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen, Shakhtar overcame Real Sociedad 2-0 away from home with Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira grabbing both goals.

Mircea Lucescu, who has been in charge of Shakhtar since May 2004 and is the Ukrainian club’s longest-serving coach, has faced United before in the Champions League.

Shakhtar Donetsk 11/8 Draw 23/10 v Man United  21/10

Shakhtar Donetsk  
  Luiz Adriano

6/1

6/1

9/1

 
  Alexis Teixeira Santos

2/1

 
  Facundo Ferreyra

2/1

 
  Eduardo

8/1

8/1

9/4

 
  Douglas Costa

9/1

9/1

5/2

 
Man United  
  Robin Van Persie

9/2

9/2

5/4

6/1

 
  Wayne Rooney

6/4

8/1

 
  Javier Hernandez

8/1

8/1

9/4

 
  Danny Welbeck

8/1

8/1

9/4

 
  Shinji Kagawa  
  No Goalscorer      

Group A – To Qualify

Man United 1/10

Shakhtar Donetsk 4/6

Bayer Leverkusen 7/4

Real Sociedad 3/1

 

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