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Ferdinand, Zaha, Anderson left out of United squad for Champions League

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Rio Ferdinand, Wilfried Zaha, and Anderson have all been left out of Manchester United's squad for their game against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Paul Thomas

Rio Ferdinand will be absent from Manchester United's squad for the game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday with a groin injury.

Wilfried Zaha and Anderson have also been left out of the squad as the Reds travel to Ukraine for what will be a tricky game against a side that have never lost against English opposition on home soil.

While Ferdinand's injury may be something of a blessing in disguise, with the player looking severely fatigued of late (and Moyes taking the odd opportunity to rest Nemanja Vidic instead), although the continued absence of WIlfried Zaha is cause for concern, although perhaps unsurprising considering he started United's Under-21s victory over Bolton Wanderers last night, getting on the scoresheet.

That also means that Adnan Januzaj will probably get a place on the bench at best, although that was probably to be expected. But the Zaha news is probably an indicator that Moyes isn't shaking things up too much.

A predicted eleven:

David De Gea; Rafael, Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra; Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini; Antonio Valencia, Wayne Rooney, Nani; Robin van Persie.

And a TBB-suggested eleven:

David de Gea; Rafael, Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra; Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini; Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Danny Welbeck, Robin van Persie.

Please give us your suggested XIs below.