Manchester United Vs FC Rostov (Europa League Round Of 16 2nd Leg) : Match Preview And Predictions

Manchester United Vs FC Rostov (Europa League Round Of 16 2nd Leg) : Match Preview And Predictions



Manchester United will host the Russian side FC Rostov in the 2nd leg of the Europa League Knock Out stage. Both teams had settled for a 1-1 draw back in Russia at the Olimp-2 Stadium.
Manchester United lost their last FA Cup game 1 Nil to Chelsea which is their only loss in their last 28 games in all competitions and will be hoping to get back on with a good win against FC Rostov on Thursday. Europa League offers manager Jose Mourinho a back-door route into next season's UEFA Champions League, and with the top four teams in the Premier League packed close together—excluding leaders Chelsea—focus on Thursday's game will be of paramount importance.

FC Rostov have had a good form of recent but drew last weekend with Terek Grozny who are directly above them with 29 points in 19 games. The visitors will be hoping to move into the quarter final for the first time but few injury concerns for the team, Rostov will be without suspended duo Aleksandr Gatskan, Timofei Kalachev while Vladimir Granat is expected to be sidelined after breaking his collarbone in the early ckash against the Reds last time out.



Manchester United will welcome Eric Bailey back to starting line up after serving  a one match ban for his red card against St Etienne, also Zlatan and Herrera will feature as their ban only applies to domestic games. Manchester United will have to make their point clear early though their one goal away makes Qualification feasible but it's not just not sufficient enough to relax.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Scored for the Reds, due to the excellent display of football by the English side but the Russian side soon got in the game and leveled Up few minutes into second Half. United have picked up the habit of regularly avoiding defeat, but they must now turn draws into victories to take the next step in their development and also Qualification to the next stage of the Europa League.

Predictions

Manchester United won't be an easy go through for FC Rostov as they will be hitting a better and bigger pitch at Old Trafford. Manchester United who just lost their Unbeaten record to Chelsea will stage a wake up scene against Rostov and due to the space and flexibility of play will take a 2 Nil win over the Russian Side.

Manchester United 2-0 FC Rostov

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