How Manchester United Will Line Up Against Shakhtar Donetsk

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How Manchester United Will Line Up Against Shakhtar Donetsk
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While David Moyes may be struggling for a respectable position in the Premier League, his debut season as Manchester United manager in the Champions League has been rather more routine.

Club P W D L GD Pts.
Manchester United 5 3 2 0 +8 11
Shakhtar Donetsk 5 2 2 1 +2 8
Bayer Leverkusen 5 2 1 2 -2 7
Real Sociedad 5 0 1 4 -8 1

Against Bayer Leverkusen—a club currently four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second place in the Bundesliga—the reigning English champions have done the double, winning 4-2 and 5-0 at home and away respectively.

Group A minnows Real Sociedad surprisingly offered more resistance, securing their only point of this year's campaign against United in Spain.

Moyes' team won their home game with an early away goal yet struggled to add to their total against the Basques even with Shinji Kagawa carving up chances left, right and centre.

Now, having already made sure that they are mathematically certain they will be one of the two teams to progress from Group A, United must face Shakhtar Donetsk at home in order to decide who will finish top.

The two clubs drew 1-1 in Ukraine on Match Day 2 in October and a win or another draw would make sure that United claim first place and the more favourable draw in the round of 16.

But how will United line up in this crunch fixture against the South American flair and Eastern European foundations of Shakhtar at Old Trafford?

Hit the button below or click the arrows above as we consider Moyes' options and potential team selection for the sixth and final Match Day of the Champions League group stage 2013. 

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