United short in defence ahead of Shakhtar clash

Manchester United face a defensive headache ahead of this evening’s Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Chris Smalling are all doubtful for the match at Old Trafford after missing training on Monday, along with midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

Thankfully for manager David Moyes, the club’s progression in to the knockout stages has already been confirmed though they are still looking to clinch top spot in Group A, and will do if they avoid defeat.

Despite victory not being necessary, the former Everton boss will be hoping for a positive result after a torrid week which has seen the Premier League champions suffer back to back home defeats for the first time in eleven years.

Meanwhile, Kevin Strootman has revealed that he is happy at Roma amid constant reports linking him with a move to United, according to Sky Sports.

The Dutch international was being monitored by the club last summer ahead of his switch from PSV Eindhoven to the Italian capital.

He has played a key role in helping his new side to second place in Serie A, and according to his agent, wishes to remain at the club for a long time to come.