Manchester United v Shaktar Donetsk Champions League Preview - Wednesday 30th September 19.45 GMT
United go to Shaktar Donetsk in the next Chamions League game on Wednesday night
TV: Skt Sports
Manchester United have endured their worst start to a Premier League season in 24 years, so the distraction of a Champions League match may appear to be the perfect tonic, but a long trip to Shakhtar Donetsk is the last thing David Moyes and his team needed right now.
United had a good start to their Champions League campaign by winning their opening match against Leverkusen from the German Bundesliga. Everything looked on course until they came up against Manchester City in the Premier League and since then, the wheels have come off!
A consecutive league defeat, this time at home to lowly West Brom and a performance which was probably one of the worst I have witnessed at Old Trafford for a long, long time, means that Wednesday`s match acquires more importance.
Should United lose that game, the knives will definitely be sharpened and I fear that there will not be any `honeymoon period` for him from the fans. I was at the game on Saturday and there were loud choruses of boos at the end of the match. Ask any sportsman whether he ignores that sort of treatment!