Lucescu: Draw suits Manchester United & Shakhtar

The 68-year-old manager believes a point against the Premier League champions represents a good result, but hinted that his opposing coach may be happier with the outcome
Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu believes both his side and Wednesday night's opponents Manchester United will be happy with their 1-1 draw at the Donbass Arena.

The Ukrainian giants looked to be heading for Champions League defeat after going behind to Danny Welbeck's early opener, only for Taison to level the scores with a 78th-minute strike.

The veteran Romanian coach believes the draw will prove good enough for both teams but rued his troops' defending in the build-up to the England international's opener.

"The result satisfies both sides," the 68-year-old coach told reporters. "United capitalised on our mistake and scored a fortunate goal.

"I wouldn't say they were in control of the game, because I can hardly remember more than one effort on our goal.

"The draw is not the worst outcome for either team. I am happy we rose to their level and even got the better of them in certain aspects."

Lucescu's men sit second-placed in Group A behind David Moyes' men and travel to Germany to face Bayer Leverkusen on October 23.