Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Manchester United: Live Player Ratings, Analysis for Reds

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalOctober 2, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11:  Robin van Persie of Manchester United in action during the FA Community Shield match between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium on August 11, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Manchester United manager David Moyes can barely afford another disappointment. His team were beaten 3-2 at home by West Brom on Saturday and find themselves languishing in 12th position in the Premier League.

A resounding response in the Champions League is called for. United, who won their opening match in Group A against Bayer Leverkusen, travel to Ukraine next for a test against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Shakhtar beat Real Sociedad, 2-0, in their opener and are unbeaten in six homes games in all competitions, as per Soccerway.

Team-wise, according to BBC Sport, Robin van Persie will almost certainly return to United's starting lineup Wednesday night. Rio Ferdinand, Anderson, Fabio and Wilfried Zaha are all out injured and have not made the trip to Ukraine.

Check back here for United player ratings at halftime and on the fulltime whistle. In the meantime, be sure to follow our live coverage of the match here.


Score (FT)

Shakhtar Donetsk 1

Manchester United 1 (Welbeck)


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