Europa League / Manchester United v FC Rostov



Venue – Old Trafford – Manchester – UK


Time – 20:05 P:M GMT Date – 17 March 2017

 

 


 


MANCHESTER UNITED look to bounce back from being knocked out of the FA Cup by progressing to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.


The second leg between the pair is on March 17 at Old Trafford.


It’s due to kick off at 8.05pm (UK time).


 


Jose Mourinho will be looking for response from his side after losing to Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea on Monday.


After ‘The Special One’s’ day went from bad to worse as his team were forced to make five-hour trip up north of the country by coach.


 


Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly miss out through suspension.


Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are doubts after missing the Chelsea defeat.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic should return as he still serves a domestic three-game ban.


 


FC Rostov will be without midfield pair Aleksandr Gatskan and Timofei Kalachev who are both suspended after picking bookings in the first leg.


 


Manchester United will look to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League when they host an unfancied FC Rostov side at home on Thursday evening.


 


The two sides drew last week after Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s opener was cancelled out by Aleksandr Bukharov after Jose Mourinho’s men made a 3,750-mile round trip to southern Russia.


 


The Red Devils escaped any serious injuries on a challenging pitch, but lost their FA Cup quarter-final on Monday night when they were seen off 1-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.


The Portuguese is due up in front of the press later this morning, to chew the fat over tomorrow’s second leg.


 


Manchester United will face Rostov at Old Trafford on Thursday in the Europa League last 16 second leg with the score level at one all with Manchester having the away goal advantage.


 


The Manchester United boss is gearing himself up to run the media gauntlet later this morning when he is due up to talk about tomorrow night’s Europa League last-16 second leg against FC Rostov.


 


The Red Devils were held to a 1-1 draw in southern Russia last week when Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s opener was cancelled out by Aleksandr Bukharov.


 


They take an away goal into tomorrow night’s match at Old Trafford as they look to secure their place in Friday’s quarter-finals draw.


 


And they could do with progressing, after Chelsea got the better of them in the FA Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening when their tactic of ‘kick Eden Hazard’ failed to bear fruits.


Manchester United has escaped an FA charge despite his alleged stamp on Chelsea forward Eden Hazard during last weekends ill-tempered affair at Stamford Bridge.


 


It comes less than a week after Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings got a five game ban for stamping on Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


 


But, incredibly, United defender Rojo has got off scot free after referee Michael Oliver insisted he saw the incident and did not deem it worthy of a red card at the time.


United have got until 6pm on Friday to respond to the charge after last Monday’s bruising FA Cup encounter.


 


 



 

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