FC Rostov VS Manchester United
Manchester United will look to make a comeback from their disappointing outing against Bournemouth in the Premier League in which they blew the chance to make it to the top four yet again. It was very frustrating for the fans as well as Mourinho who was disappointed with the team’s finishing and, to add insult to injury, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was given a three match ban as a result of his clash with Mings.
It was not a good day for United so they will be looking to bounce back in the European League, travelling all the way to Russia to take on FC Rustov. The condition of the match will be brutal and it will take a lot from United to get an acceptable result from this match.
The Russian side sit on the 7th place in the Russian League. They overpowered FC Sparta Praha in the round of 32 in 5-1 aggregate win. Meanwhile United demolished Saint-Etienne in a 4-0 aggregate win to reach book a ticket to Russia. Zlatan scored his first hat-trick in 3-0 win in the home leg.
FC Rustov came to the Europa League after finishing third in the Champions’ League group which had the likes of Bayern Munich, Athletico Madrid and PSV Eindhoven. They are a very strong side which was evident from their 3-2 win over Bayern Munich. They cannot be taken lightly and Mourinho will have to field a strong side.
Coming to team news United will be without Eric Bailly who is banned after being sent off in the match Saint-Etienne. But Mkhitaryan will be looking to make a come after being sidelined. He has travelled with the 20 man squad to Russia. Pogba will be looking to make his 50thappearance in Europe.
Ivan Daniliants, manager of the Russian side, home to take advantage of the Red Devils long travel. He will rely on his top scorer, Dmitriy Poloz, to keep the United’s defense busy. The Red will have to be aware of his creative threat. FC Rustov will also try to play by their strength as they are used to the tough conditions and the pitch.