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Rooney out of Manchester United tie

ESPN staff
October 2, 2013

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

More team news: Sergio Aguero starts for Manchester City vs Bayern Munich

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