United started the game with three changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Tottenham as Rafael, Marouane Fellaini and Ryan Giggs all start. Robin van Persie missed out again with a groin injury so Rooney and Welbeck started up front. Rafael also returned, however the midfield pairing of Marouane Fellaini and Ryan Giggs looked weak on paper.
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Manchester United went to the BayArena expecting a tricky game against a side sat in second place in the Bundesliga, but come away with a sensational 5-0 victory – Manchester United’s biggest away win in European competition. The win sealed qualification to the knockout stages, but the lads still need a point against Shakhtar to top the group.
United started the game with four changes from the 3-1 victory against Fulham at the weekend, most probably due to David Moyes having one eye on the crunch game against Arsenal this coming Sunday. Hernandez starts despite his controversial retweet suggesting he may leave. Fellaini starts in midfield with Giggs in what is his 950th appearance for United.
United lined up with nine changes from the 3-2 victory against Stoke on Saturday, including starts for the talented Wilfried Zaha and Golden Boy nominated Adnan Januzaj. Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic also started at the heart of the United defence, with the latter captaining the side.
United lined up with a very strong starting eleven, including a Premier League start for United’s best young prospect Adnan Januzaj. In my opinion his selection is completely deserved. He has looked more than good enough every time he has appeared this season and had a brilliant pre-season tour. He also scored a wonder goal against Bolton reserves in mid week.
I am veiwing this game as another potential banana skin for United. We play against a Sunderland side who against Liverpool were in all honesty unlucky not to get something. They had 23 shots in the game (including blocked shots) and hit the woodwork. Whilst Liverpool had all the luck.
United grinded out a 1-1 draw in cold conditions at the Donbass arena, a result which keep them at the top of the group. Wayne Rooney missed out on the squad after suffering a shin injury in training. It is always worth mentioning to check news.coral.co.uk/ for the latest betting news on United’s games prior to any future kick offs.
United face a tough trip to the Donbass Arena on Wednesday in what is likely to be our toughest match of the group. United play last years champions of Ukraine, Shakhtar Donetsk, who won their league at a canter last season by a mammoth 13 points.
The main news in the run up to the game was the shock admittance of RVP to the squad. Some rumors were circulating on the internet a few hours before the teams were announced that he was going to miss out, but i thought nothing of it. It turns out the rumors were right for once as David Moyes confirmed he is missing out on today’s game with a thigh strain.
United’s opening Champions League game of the season was prepared for by many fans by donning the Fellaini wigs to keep heads warm in the chilly September air. David Moyes hoped to get off to a winning start and sent his team out with our new signing in the heart of midfield with Michael Carrick. Many fans will have also been thrilled to see Shinji Kagawa’s name in the starting XI.