It was a strange atmosphere before kick off at Old Trafford with Manchester United the huge underdogs for a major European occasion.

The United fans were not flying planes above the stadium, instead holding up A4 pieces of paper to make a mosaic – however United put in a shift to be proud of.

Eyebrows were raised when Moyes announced his starting XI and here are the three things we believe the United boss will have learned from his night at the office.

Fellaini simply isn’t good enough –

Playing in a false nine role for Everton, who are lumping the ball forward for him to flick on to, is one thing. Bossing the midfield in the Champions League quarter final is something dramatically different.

The summer panic buy has not impressed at all so far at Old Trafford, but that isn’t the issue. The problem is that Moyes simply can’t see that he needs to be dropped.

Tom Cleverley has come under fire in recent months, Ryan Giggs is 40 and Darren Fletcher cannot seem to play more than once a week – but surely it is time for the Belgian to be shoved aside.

Phil Jones can be his future captain –

Eyebrows were raised when Sir Alex Ferguson forked out almost £17million for Phil Jones from Blackburn but it is really starting to look like shrewd work.

Whether asked to play at centre back, right back or in midfield, the England man does a job and looks to be growing as a player and a person as each week goes on.

A certainty to be on the plane to Brazil in the summer, Jones has all the attributes to be the skipper for United with Nemanja Vidic on his bike to Inter and especially with the fact he is still young and learning.

Shinji Kagawa has to play -

With Juan Mata cup tied, surely this was another great chance for Shinji Kagawa to show us what he can do?

Moyes elected with Fellaini and Giggs in midfield and to be honest, that was comical at times with the ageing legs of the Welshman and the woeful first touch of the hair.

Kagawa impressed at the weekend so what more does he need to do in order to become a regular under Moyes?

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