Right, that's it from me. Stick around on site for all the reports and reaction from Old Trafford. Cheerio!

That second half was much better from United. Shakhtar faded badly, but they were second best once Young and Giggs had made way for Cleverley and Van Persie.

Peep! Peep!! PEEEEEEEP!!! And that's that – a tumult-quenching result for David Moyes and Manchester United. They head into the last 16 as group winners.

90 min: Two minutes added time to be played. As they begin Van Persie looks to dink a shot over the keeper but can only plink the thing wide.

89 min: "Crisis? What crisis?" writes Simon McMahon. "The peg holding Moyes's jacket is no longer shoogly. Well, til Sunday at least."

88 min: Rafael off, Valencia on. 

86 min: Srna smashes a shot at goal – Shakhtar's first since just after half-time – but it's straight at De Gea. That would've added a little spice to the final few minutes.

84 min: Much like [INSERT NAME OF BAND YOU USED TO LIKE HERE]'s third album, Shakhtar have run out of ideas.

82 min: Rooney's deep corner is thunked over the bar by Cleverley. 

80 min: Kucher goes into the book for dissent. The red mist has descended in the Shakhtar camp. They're frazzled. 

78 min: Rakitskiy hammers a shot at goal from distance but the only thing in danger is a cup of Bovril in the hands of someone halfway up the terrace.

76 min: Cleverley goes into the book for a slightly wild lunge at Fred. And Srna follows him in there due to his reaction.

74 min: For a set-piece specialist Dario Srna's deliveries tonight have been pretty poor. He sends in successive corners that struggle to beat the first man.

72 min: Shakhtar might feel a little hard done by to be behind, but both sides have had good long spells on top. The difference is that United scored during theirs.

70 min: … utterly wasted by the visitors. 

69 min: Buttner trips Srna on the right. Yellow card. Dangerous free-kick …

GOAL! Manchester United 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk (Jones 67)

A corner causes panic, with Evans to the fore, and bounces through to Jones, who strikes the ball home with the cleanest of clean strikes from eight yards out. 

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66 min: Not that I'm trying to get rid of you or anything, but the Bayern-City game is already a five-goal thriller. You can follow it here.

65 min: Kucher just gets a toe onto Rooney's pass with Van Persie loitering. United are on top and have been since the break in truth.

64 min: … slung into Pyatov's hands.

63 min: Buttner surges down the right again and this time wins a corner off the defender. And here come the substitutions: Young jogs off (to loud cheers) and Van Persie comes on. Cleverley replaces Giggs. And for Shakhtar Bernard replaces Taison. Now for that corner …

62 min: Cleverley and Van Persie are set to enter the fray.

61 min: Galatasaray v Juventus has been snowed off apparently. Here's some footage:

60 min: A moment of genius from Rooney almost breaks the deadlock. He spins into space 30 yards from goal and lofts a lovely sand-wedge of a shot over Pyatov but just over the bar. Fine effort.

58 min: Young and Rooney play a one-two down the right, Young swings in a cross, Kagawa pokes at goal, Pyatov saves well. Corner … punched clear by the goalkeeper.

56 min: Young and Buttner combine neatly down the touchline, with the latter swinging his cross into the hands of Pyatov. Still, that was brighter from the pair on United right.

55 min: Januzaj is taken out needlessly by Rakitskiy on the right touchline. Somehow he escapes a booking.

53 min: Leverkusen lead against Sociedad! Which means that as it stands the German side are heading through to the last 16, with Shakhtar heading for a winter of Thursday nights and the Europa League. 

51 min: Confusion in the Shakhtar backline, brilliance from Kagawa who all but takes Pyatov out of the game, then a tame effort from Giggs, who should really strike at goal rather than attempt to pick out Rooney. A defender clears.

50 min: Young swings a free-kick into the backpost – comfortably his best delivery of the match – and Pyatov does well to paw the thing away.

49 min: A United corner. Young takes. Cleared by the man on the near post.

47 min: … Rakitskiy hits post! The corner causes panic and bobbles about a bit before reaching the centre-back. His shot from 10 yards shaves the outside of the upright.

46 min: Douglas Costa does Buttner with a lovely little bit of skill, the fires a cross into the box. It reaches Shevchuk at the back post, but a defender gets out to make an important block. Corner …

Peep! Off we go again. As it stands, despite the level of performance in this game, United will top Group A.

More Keane: "They don't look like a team, just a collection of individuals running around."

Half-time stat watch

Total shots: Manchester United 5, Shakhtar Donetsk 10

Shots on target: Manchester United 1, Shakhtar Donetsk 6

Rio Ferdinand "playing like it's his debut" says Roy Keane. Not sure I agreee – it would have to be a particularly bad debut.

Peep! Peeeeeep! And that's that. All in all, a pretty entertaining half. The last 10 minutes offered a bit of hope for the home side.

44 min: Another fine chance for Ashley Young. And, like Meat Loaf's youth, it's wasted. The liability known as Yaroslav Rakitskiy gives the ball away cheaply and United are on the attack once more. Jones finds Rooney, Rooney finds Young and the winger is clean through again. He slices wide pretty miserably, but this is a different game now.

42 min: Kagawa threatens to shoot, but slides a pass into Rooney, who is denied only by Kucher's fine challenge. This is better from the home side.

40 min: United have quelled the storm a little here, though they've still not managed to whip one of their own up.

39 min: Here's Hubert O'Hearn: "Your existential, French philosopher brooding over wine, question of the night: Why does an 'Ashley Young' exist?" Indeed. Why do any of us exist? Answers on a postacrd to: Frasier Crane, Radio KACL, Seattle, 10 years ago.

37 min: Ever so slightly against the run of play, United almost take the lead. Giggs dinks a ball over the top of Srna, who should deal with it but flaps woefully allowing Young to sneak in. With Pyatov off his line, he takes the right option … but the lob drifts narrowly wide.

35 min: "Evening John," writes Kaustubh Mone. "Can you enlighten us – why is the home team playing in white shirts today?" HONK! Etc and so forth.

33 min: Fred should score. Rio Ferdinand – also desperately struggling with Shakhtar's movement and cunning up front – is robbed by Teixeira as he looks to bring the ball out of defence. He tears away from Ferdinand and crosses low to the aforementioned Fred, who scuffs his effort into the recovering Rio. Another let-off for United.

32 min: … it's 28.5 yards from goal (or thereabouts). Rooney clips it goalwards, but his low effort dips just wide of Pyatov's left-hand post. Still, that's as close as United have been to taking the initiative.

30 min: "A chant of David Moyes' read and white army," goes up. But it catches in throats as Shakhtar drive forward once more. A scramble in the United box ends with Januzaj breaking clear on the counter-attack and winning a dangerous free-kick …

28 min: A stunning run from Alex Teixeira, who picks up the ball in midfield and weaves past tackles. He skips into a yard of space on the edge of the box but can only plant his shot straight at De Gea. United are on the ropes here.

27 min: Rooney rolls a ball into Kagawa, who attempts a little backflick in the direction of (I think) Januzaj. It's straight into the defender.

25 min: Giggs, who is having a bit of a shocker thus far, loses possession on the edge of his own area. Costa should make more of it than he actually does (which is to punt his cross into the first defender). That's the cue for a bit of a roar from the home fans.

24 min: A quarter of the match gone, and a quarter of a match that has done nothing to improve David Moyes's lot.

23 min: Costa whips a heart-stoppingly dangerous ball across the six-yard box but none of his team-mates are able to get on the end of it. It's all Shakhtar now.

21 min: "You say it's 'flat', BBC man says that 'Pretty open game so far at Old Trafford, where the home fans are in tremendous voice,'" notes Martin Peters. "Are you watching the same match?!" Presumably, though I'd say that in this case the Guardian is on the money,

20 min: Douglas Costa coasts forward after holding off Buttner and sends a low shot searing towards De Gea's near post. It's narrowly wide, but that's another decent effort from the Ukrainian side.

19 min: Rakitskiy lumps the ball forward aimlessly. Through to De Gea.

17 min: … Young scuffs into the first man. But Shakhtar can't clear fully and Kagawa finds Januzaj in the box. He has his back to goal but Srna drops off ridiculously, allowing the youngster to swivel and send a shot at goal. Pyatov punches clear and Young wangs wildly at the rebound.

16 min: Giggs finds some space out on the left and looks to slip Rooney into the channel. The defenders get there first but it's a corner …

15 min: Rafael's turn to give the ball away, to Taison this time. "Grumble, grumble, grumble," comes the murmur from the stands.

13 min: So close! Teixeira takes a layer of paint off the outside of the post after loose stuff from United in midfield. Jonny Evans does just enough to put the clean-through Shakhtar man off balance, but he probably should have put the visitors ahead there.

11 min: Giggs humps a cross-field Hollywood ball yards over Rafael's head and out for a throw-in.

10 min: This has been pretty even thus far. It's a little bit flat inside Old Trafford. If anything you sense the home fans waiting for something bad to happen, though that might just be me projecting.

8 min: Taison, Teixeira and Costa combine neatly on the edge of the United box and lay the ball off to Fred. His effort, though, is softer than a duck's undercarriage.

5 min: Januzaj, influential from the off here, sparks an attack from which Rafael and Jones combine neatly down the right. The latter powers his way into the area but he's all momentum and no poise and in the end his shot bobbles ricochets off a defender, back of his own knees, and out for a goal kick.

4 min: "Evening John," writes Simon McMahon. "Moyes is dressed like an undertaker. Make of that what you will." Disappointingly, not like The Undertaker:

3 min: Januzaj finds space on halfway and slips a lovely ball through to Kagawa in that trequartista position. He feeds Young out on the left. Buttner goes on the overlap but his eventual cross is too deep.

1 min: Teixeira shimmies through the middle dangerously early on. His backheel is botched, though, and the attack quickly peters out.

Peep! Off we go then. Shakhtar are in white shirts, with a pleasing single off-centre vertical orange stripe, and black shorts. 

Click-clack, click-clack …

… the players emerge from the tunnel at Old Trafford, which, unusually, is in the corner of the stadium. Crystal Palace and Gillingham have similar set-ups.

Here's Moyesy: "These are top players. It's great for me to work with them. I've got no worries about them at all."

He adds that the plan is to give Robin van Persie 20 or 30 minutes if needed.

"Apart from Rooney, that's not a team that scares me," opines Lee Dixon. Which is fair enough.

The teams are in

Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Ferdinand, Evans, Buttner, Jones, Giggs, Young, Kagawa, Januzaj, Rooney. Subs: Lindegaard, Anderson, Hernandez, Nani, van Persie, Cleverley, Valencia.
Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Srna, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk, Fred, Stepanenko, Douglas Costa, Alex Teixeira, Taison, Luiz Adriano. Subs: Kanibolotskiy, Hubschman, Bernard, Eduardo, Fernando, Ferreyra, Kryvtsov.
Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 

So six changes from the weekend XI that lost at home to Newcastle. Alexander Buttner and Ashley Young come in for rare starts, while Robin van Persie cools his heels on the bench. 

Preamble

Evening all. Here's the latest from Old Trafford:

Tonight David Moyes gets a night off from his Premier League travails, but the potential for pain remains. The last time United lost three games on the bounce at Old Trafford the Beatles had just fired Pete Best and replaced him with Ringo Starr, Sean Bean was three years old and the recent World Cup had featured Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Chile in the semi-finals. 

Yes it was 1962 when Manchester United last lost three on the bounce at home – a feat that will be matched tonight should they slip up against the Ukrainian league leaders. More importantly, and more damagingly for Moyes in the long run, defeat would see Shakhtar leapfrog United at the top of Group A and leave Moyes and co in the likely path of either Real Madrid, PSG, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern in the last 16.

With that in mind, it'll be interesting to see just what Moyes does in terms of team selection. Speaking of which …

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