David de Gea
The busier of the two goalkeepers in the first half without having to make a difficult save.
Lucky not to see his side concede after being dispossessed by Teixeira far too easily.
Played his part next to Ferdinand in helping United keep the shutout.
Made an important block to deny Rakitskiy after the interval and followed up that feat by showing composure in front of goal to blast the ball beyond Pyatov on the half-volley.
Had his hands full with the lively and dangerous Taison for an hour and was afforded little opportunity to get forward.
Bamboozled by the skill of Douglas Costa at times but did manage to get beyond Shevchuk to provide a cross on a handful of occasions. Booked for a clattering challenge on Srna.
Struggled with the tempo set by the Shakhtar midfield during the first half and lasted little more than 15 minutes after the interval before being replaced by Cleverley.
Had two of the best chances of the first half and really should have taken one, but lobbed wide before missing the target with a powerful effort that lacked control. Brought off for Van Persie, much to the delight of the home crowd.
One of the bright sparks of a first half in which the hosts struggled. Might have done better when given space to turn and shoot by the Shakhtar center backs, but another strong performance by the promising teenager.
Back in the side after a bout of sickness and looked off the pace in the first half. Called Pyatov into action with an outstretched boot.
Whipped a free kick into the side netting after half an hour. Combined well with Januzaj, Kagawa and Young and attempted an audacious chip in the second half but cleared the crossbar.
Given little chance by Jones' powerful effort from close range as Shakhtar failed to clear a corner.
Looked certain to open the scoring but was denied by the flailing frame of Jones, before failing to deal with a Van Persie corner that bounced off his leg and fell to the United midfielder to score.
Would have been relieved to see Young miss the target after failing to deal with an awkward bouncing ball. Picked up a cheap yellow card and forced a save from De Gea with a well-taken effort on his weaker left foot late on.
Rarely troubled on the Shakhtar left as United played without a traditional right winger for much of the game.
Produced an excellent tackle to deny Rooney a shot at goal toward the end of the first half and got a toe to a Rooney through ball to deny Van Persie. Booked for dissent late on.
Part of a Shakhtar attack that dominated the first half and should have scored, but scuffed his chance when presented with a clear sight at goal. Replaced by Fernando.
A tidy performance as Shakhtar took control of the midfield in the first half but faded somewhat after the interval.
Looked comfortable on either foot and was not afraid to shoot when afforded the opportunity. Produced a fine piece of skill to beat Buttner and turned in a lively performance, but could not test De Gea.
Involved in some of Shakhtar's dangerous attacking moves in the first half, but his influence diminished after the break as the visitors failed to find the net. Replaced by Ferreyra.
Had the best chance of the opening exchanges but couldn't hit the target, shooting wide across the face of De Gea's goal. Almost scored a fantastic solo goal but could not produce a powerful or precise finish.
Gave a glimpse of what was to come early on, releasing Teixeira with an excellent through ball. Extremely impressive in the first half, but replaced early after the break by Bernard.