Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester United 10/02/2013 Free Champions League Soccer Pick and Preview
Shakhtar Donetsk(1-0-0) Manchester United (1-0-0)
Wednesday 2nd October 2013 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Shakhtar Donetsk 6/4 Draw 9/4 Manchester United 17/10 See the Latest Odds
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For all those Manchester United fans who have been questioning David Moyes appointment lets all take a deep breath. Taking over a team like Manchester United there is always going to be teething issues and the expectation is so high that a couple of early losses was always going to generate alot of press. But the reality is there is no crisis, there is a new manager struggling to adapt to his new surroundings, there is a manager struggling to find his best 11 and there is definitely a manager that is realising Manchester United is not Everton. Overall Moyes has struggled to impose himself on the club as of yet, the team is basically still Alex Ferguson's team with one addition Marouanne Fellaini the former Everton center mid. Robin Van Persie should return to the starting line up on Wednesday and with Wayne Rooney playing behind RVP I expect a more fluent Manchester United team. Nemanja Vidic the captain was missing last Saturday and for me he is the rock that United's defensive solidity is based on. Expect United to be better on Wednesday night.
This is a really good Shahktar Donetsk team, mostly consisting of Brazilian players and a team that will fancy their chances of turning over Manchester United on Wednesday. With Douglas Costa, Adriano and Eduardo in the team there is goals here and Shahktar also have a great record at home against English teams. In fact the Ukraine Champions have beaten English opposition on every occasion they have faced them at home. Of course they havent faced Manchester United yet but with United in a little bit of dissaray surely this is the perfect time for Shaktar to face the red devils.
This is a game that you could make a case for a number of different outcome. I think that the value here is in the both teams to score market. I think we see Manchester United go out there an d try to make amends for a bad loss last weekend. I anticipate that Shahktar will cause United lots of problems at the back and in midfield and I expect that we see a few goals here. I am taking Both teams to score yes, and I like this one alot. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo