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Manchester United 1 FC Rostov 0 - Not clinical, but it doesn't Mata

Manchester United 1 FC Rostov 0 - Not clinical, but it doesn't Mata

Premier League draw against 10-men Bournemouth, draw in Russian Federation in the first leg of the Europa League and defeat against Chelsea where they were completely powerless and Mourinho has only David de Gea to thank that Conte didn't humiliate him again. Indeed, if Mourinho really wants to achieve greatness during his debut campaign, he must win the competition that he once described as "not good" - the Europa League.

The match kicks off at 8.05pm on Thursday 16 March at Old Trafford.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata returned to the United line up, with Marcus Rashford and Ashley Young dropping to the bench.

Sir Alex Ferguson was clearly not at all happy about the referee in the wake of Manchester United's 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday night.

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Perhaps in a bid to emulate Chelsea, Mourinho began the game with three defenders for the third consecutive match.

Manchester United have progressed from five of their last seven European ties when they have drawn the first leg, but have been eliminated from the last two (Real Madrid Champions League Last 16 in 2013 and Bayern Munich Champions League quarter final in 2014). Paul Pogba was forced off the pitch with what appeared to be a hamstring injury early in the second half, which could see changes to the side against Middlesbrough. They also played 3 at the back in the first leg as it is their favored system, so Thursday's game will most likely have the same formation. They will also be without Anthony Martial. This is well-deserved. The fact remains, however, that if United are to compete for a top four spot in the Premier League and fight to win the Europa League, the team needs to play well for 90 minutes.

Any victory on the night would take the Russian Premier League side through to the quarterfinals, and Mevlja gives Rostov more of a chance than most pundits. Mourinho elected to play a 3-5-2 formation, and although his side surrendered a lead on the night, a draw was a good result against a team that had beaten Bayern Munich and thrashed Ajax in Russian Federation this season.

Ibrahimovic is available because his three-game ban only applies to domestic fixtures, and the forward's presence offers United manager Jose Mourinho an alternative in attack. Mkhitaryan had the first shot of the match, shooting low and wide of Thiabout Courtois' net. The 1-0 win at Old Trafford was otherwise a tepid affair, which they controlled for long spells but in which they failed to take charge on the scoreboard.


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