First Team Match Day

CONFIRMED SQUADS: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester United - No Rooney


Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester United
(UEFA Champions League)

6:38pm – Should he feature, Ryan Giggs will make a 145th appearance in the UEFA Champions League. Currently tied with Raul, the Welshman will set a new European record.

The match will be the first ever competitive encounter between the two sides.

Shakhtar have won all three previous UEFA Champions League fixtures against English visitors to Donetsk. Their overall home record against Premier League sides is W4 D1 L0.

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

While United have never faced Shakhtar before, they have met Ukrainian opposition in the shape of Dynamo Kiev on 4 previous occasions. The Reds are unbeaten with 3 wins and 1 draw.

6:45pm – The Manchester United team news for Shakhtar Donetsk away in the UEFA Champions League have just been released and are below:

shakhtar donetsk vs manchester united squads


Srna, Kucher, Rakitsky, Shevchuk;

Hubschmann, Fernando, Taison, Teixeira, Douglas;


shakhtar donetsk vs manchester united squads

De Gea,

Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra,

Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Fellaini, Welbeck

van Persie

Wayne Rooney has been taken unwell before the game and will not feature.

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