ROSTOV 1-1 MANCHESTER UNITED : HENRIKH MKHITARYAN SCORES VITAL AWAY GOAL BUT UNITED ARE PEGGED BACK
Man United scored a crucial away goal in their Europa League clash with Rostov this evening.
But a brilliant goal by Aleksandr Bukharov saw the Russians earn a deserved draw ahead of next week’s second-leg tie at Old Trafford.
This was what Jose Mourinho dislikes about the Europa League. Thursday nights, jail-like stadiums in Eastern Europe, dodgy pitch.
Jose Mourinho was not happy with the pitch and he can't control the cold wind that gusted around the Olimp-2 Stadium and no-one knew which way the ball was going to bounce on a wretched surface, he was contented with the result.
A draw and an away goal to take back to Old Trafford in a week's time should see Mourinho's side finish the job and secure a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.
Rostov goalkeeper Aleksandr Bukharov ensured United did not get the perfect result from their trip to southern Russia
United players kept their celebrations low-key after Henrikh Mkhitaryan put them ahead in Rostov
Zlatan Ibrahimovic played a vital role in creating the goal
Jose Mourinho seen here issuing instructions during an injury break to right wing-back Ashley Young ahead of play resuming
Henrikh Mkhitaryan's opening goal for Manchester United as seen by Sportsmail's
The wide areas appeared had the best of the grass coverage and Ashley Young was in the game for a fair amount
Mkhitaryan played a major role in the first half. Here he reacts angrily to an incident that saw the Armenian booked
Paul Pogba struggled to make things happen with the ball at his feet
The pitch was difficult and the ball was in the air a lot. Here, Ibrahimovic gets up with Miha Mevlja and Aleksandru Gatcan
Photo credit- Daily Mail UK
My opinion- Manchester United cannot afford to settle for draw at home in the second leg
They just have to perform miracle with the array of talents in their squad, at least take a page from Barcelona, learn from them how to fight to score more goals,
You can't have multi-million pounds worth players settling for draw, it is just not good enough.