Manchester United's criticism continues for not beating Shakhtar Donetsk, something I find astonishing given the record English clubs traditionally have at the Donbass Arena.

The selection was the most mature that Moyes has picked to date, a team with the ability to score yet also with players to upset the rhythm of Donetsk, whilst also containing the reliable players who are consistent performers.

It's both optimistic and depressing that the team that went for a draw got a draw and that's the best side Moyes has picked so far. That's because he needs to be more attack minded in the Premier League and stick to his guns with regards to substitutions.

The main improvement, however, was in defence.

A masterful performance by Vidic showed what United missed against West Brom. Both West Brom and Donetsk took the game to United and played with an urge to get forward.

Although the Baggies side was more physical, United held off against Donetsk with more ease and should field a more attacking side at the home fixture. 

Defensive issues have therefore been more apparent when certain players have started for United. Talk of defensive transfers are just what United don't need. Looking at the available players for United, they should be thinking about overturning the old guard in the next season or two and giving chances to the young batch waiting to get their chance. 

Rafael has the right-back spot as his own now, something for which I am happy about and hoping to continue. Three central defenders in Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have to compete for the places that Ferdinand and Vidic will vacate in the coming years and Fabio should get an attempt at holding the left-back spot that Evra will leave. 

I see Ferdinand as the most imminent departure from a regular starting spot, for which Jonny Evans looks most likely to fill, alongside Vidic.

Evra may well leave after this season and Fabio must get a chance to show United what he's capable of before they bring in a player to fill the same role. 

Vidic's injury and form must be monitored over the coming months as he could well make a great stride towards consistency and become a feared defender that United remember him by. 

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