Manchester United made a winning start to their Champions League campaign, putting in arguably their best performance this season to get the better of Bayer Leverkusen but in general David Moyes has endured a tough opening to his career at Old Trafford and following their defeat to West Brom on Saturday – United’s third loss in six league outings – it’s hard not to fear for them as they make the trip to Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Ukrainian outfit struck twice without reply at Socieded in their opener and back on home soil they’re not without appeal at 6/4 with Coral to frank that form by overcoming Moyes’s faltering troops.
Totesport’s 21/10 about an away success won’t be without backers but at the moment United look too defensively vulnerable to be a decent bet even if they pose a threat at the other end, especially now Robin van Persie is fit.
The Dutch striker’s return makes BetVictor’s 7/10 for both teams to score, look like a banker and it’s an enticing 9/2 for Shakhtar Donetsk to emerge triumphant in a game that sees the two teams get on the scoresheet.
Shakhtar Donetsk to beat Man Utd & both teams to score – 9/2 (William Hill)