Things have gone from bad to worse for Manchester United and David Moyes this season. Back to back home defeats have left the Red Devils in an embarrassing 9th position in the Barclays Premier League. However, Tuesday’s Champions League fixture against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk will prove to be a major route for gaining some lost momentum.
How times have changed! No longer has Old Trafford retained the charm of being the Fortress of which the Red Devils’ fans were proud of. With the Champions League qualification almost done and dusted, tomorrow’s match would be a breather for Moyes who will be assured of playing in the knock out stages of the competition.
Last time United played in the Champions League they thrashed German outfit Bayern Leverkusen by a whopping 5-0 margin. The visitors will also be looking to grab three points, but United can hold on to their top spot even with a draw or a defeat unless they don’t concede more than 6.
The encounter comes at a time when Manchester United are perhaps undergoing their terrible transition period under new manager David Moyes, who faces a moment of truth in his managerial career taking over the reins from Sir Alex in the summer.
As far as the team news is concerned, the Mirror has reported that Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Chris Smalling and Marouane Fellaini are all set to miss the Champions League game along with long term absentee Micheal Carrick. The only good news going into the game is the return of Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa who missed out Newcastle’s match with an illness.
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