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Manchester United: Predicted XI v Shakhtar Donetsk

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David Moyes has been under the microscope ever since Manchester United lost consecutively after a period of 12 years. They are cut adrift from the Champions League qualification for next year let alone challenging for the Premier League this season.

But their performance in this year's Champions league is miles better than their domestic performance.

United are undefeated in the competition, they have secured 11 points from five games. Winning three and drawing two, their thumping victory against Bayer Leverkusen gives them a healthy goal difference of eight goals.

David Moyes would probably go for it against the Ukrainians, since he cannot afford another defeat. 

Shinji Kagawa trained at the Aon training complex on Monday, but he maybe rested for the clash against Aston Villa over the weekend.

With the key Premier League encounter a number of first-team stars might be rested.

Predicted XI:
 
De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Buttner, Jones, Fellaini, Zaha, Rooney, Young, Van Persie.

Moyes is confident that his team can go on to maintain their undefeated run, and was quoted as saying: "It's important we give ourselves every chance of progressing even further in the Champions League by finishing top." 

With title hopes looking bleak, Moyes has a splendid opportunity to instill confidence in both the team and the fans.

Can  Moyes' United win against Shakhtar Donetsk? Will this victory be the platform for United to bounce back in the Premier League? 

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