Manchester United vs Shakhtar Donetsk Live Stream Free Soccer: Watch Online Champions League Football (Kick Off Start Time)

Manchester United vs Shakhtar Donetsk takes place in the Champions League on Wednesday night, with both teams looking for their second win so far out of two in this year's competition. The game will kick off at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).

(Photo: Reuters/Phil Noble)Manchester United's Robin van Persie reacts after their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northern England, August 20, 2012.

Both teams won their first games in this year's competition and will be hoping to take a grip of the table by winning again today.

In team news, Robin van Persie looks set to start for Manchester United. The striker has been troubled by a groin injury, and has not started in a competitive match since United's Group A opener, a 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

He did make an appearance recently though to show he is getting back to his best, and he appeared off the bench for the final third of United's 2-1 defeat at home to West Brom on Saturday.

United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Rio Ferdinand has not traveled with the team and he would not be playing.

"Rio has a slight groin problem," said Moyes. "It is nothing serious but I was never bringing him anyway."

Meanwhile, Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra did not start against West Brom at the weekend but they are all likely to feature tonight.

United will be favorites due to their European pedigree but Shakhtar will be encouraged to see the Manchester team struggling so much in the English Premier League this season. Their change of manager has seemed to be having teething problems and the team has looked out of sorts at times this season. The Ukrainian side will be hoping to take full advantage and get at United tonight.

It should also be noted that Shakhtar, the reigning Ukrainian champions, have never lost to English opposition on home soil in the Champions League. So that's some history United must break if they are to gain three points tonight.

Manchester United vs Shakhtar Donetsk will kick off at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.