- Champions League
Rooney out of Manchester United tie
Wayne Rooney is out of the Manchester United side to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League in Ukraine this evening, with the in-form striker reportedly suffering from a shin injury sustained in training.
Robin van Persie returns to the starting XI after featuring from the substitutes bench on Saturday in the defeat to West Brom, but Rooney - who has scored United's only goals in their past two Premier League matches and got a double in the first Champions League game of the season against Bayer Leverkusen - is not even in reserve for David Moyes.
Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Srna, Kucher, Rakitsky, Shevchuk, Hubschmann, Fernando, Taison, Teixeira, Douglas, Adriano
Substitutes: Kanibolotskiy, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Bernard, Ilsinho, Eduardo, Ferreyra
Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Fellaini, Cleverley, Welbeck; van Persie
Substitutes: Lindegaard, Jones, Giggs, Nani, Young, Kagawa, Hernandez
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