An eye-catching Juan Mata goal secured Manchester United an underwhelming 1-0 win over Rostov to book their passage to the last eight of the Europa League. "The boys are incredible boys, but probably we'll lose the game on Sunday".
FC Rostov are not completely ruled out of this match and could still cause an upset when they face off against Manchester United.
"I will remember forever when I spoke to the UEFA delegate in Rostov. Whoever decided the Monday and Sunday games probably thinks the same way".
Match victor Mata was about to be replaced by Marcus Rashford but ball didn't go out before he struck in the 70th minute.
The home side suffered the blow of losing Paul Pogba - who enjoyed a strong first half - to a suspected hamstring injury just after the break and their hold on the midfield suffered slightly as a result.
"We always wan to win every tournament we play in".
Mkhitaryan had one of United's best chances in front of goal when a neat interchange between Ibrahimovic and Mata saw the Spaniard pick out his Armenian team-mate one on one with Medvedev. We advise that all users switch to using the new Disqus comment system as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition.
The other seven teams in today's quarter-final draw are Besiktas, Genk, Ajax, Celta Vigo, Schalke, Lyon and Anderlecht.
JOSE Mourinho launched a staunch defence of Paul Pogba, the world's most expensive player, ahead of the Europa League clash against Rostov. "He stays in the medical department", Mourinho added, meaning that the 31-year-old could've played in has last European outing in the famous red shirt as well as leaving his place in the upcoming England squad in even more doubt. We have to fight.
Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are again sidelined, with Mourinho confirming top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, now serving a domestic three-match ban, will be the only change to the squad that lost Monday's ill-tempered FA Cup clash at Chelsea. Manchester have already won the League Cup, and remains in contention for the Europa League. However, manager Jose Mourinho said Pogba's naysayers should get a grip, they're critical of his play simply because they're jealous, he said.