CONFIRMED: Manchester United line-up v Shakhtar Donetsk

Donbass Arena Shakhtar

Who will line up against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine this evening?

Manchester United may have had their troubles in the Premier League recently, but they won their first Champions League game at a canter against Bayer Leverkusen a fortnight ago, and will be hoping to put in a similar performance against their Ukrainian opposition.

Shakhtar won their first game 2-0 in San Sebastian against Real Sociedad, but themselves are not in the best league form. The perennial national powerhouses are currently sitting in third place in the Ukrainian Premier League - and drew 2-2 at the weekend with league leaders Metalist Kharkiv.

United already know they are without Rio Ferdinand, but Robin Van Persie is expected to return to the first-team after his injury troubles.

Anyway, enough speculation, here is the team that will step out at the Donbass Arena this evening...

Starting XI: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Fellaini, Cleverley, Welbeck; van Persie.

Subs: Lindegaard, Jones, Giggs, Nani, Young, Kagawa, Hernandez.

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