Champions League: Out-of-sorts Manchester United look for solace against Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester United are languishing at the ninth spot in the EPL points table after back-to-back losses to Everton and Newcastle United but have been unbeaten in the Champions League so far. A win against Shakhtar will help them qualify as the top team from their group.

updated: December 09, 2013 18:55 IST
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Manchester: Manchester United will once again look to the Champions League for distraction from their domestic woes when they host Shakhtar Donetsk in their concluding group-phase game on Tuesday.

Consecutive home defeats by Everton and Newcastle United have left the defending champions 13 points behind leaders Arsenal in the Premier League and they are seven points below the Champions League places.

Manager David Moyes has had to face a barrage of questions about his ability to turn the situation around, but in European competition he has found solace.

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