Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United’s trip to FC Rostov will be a difficult trip.
United drew the Russian side in the Europa League and will find themselves deep in Russia for the first leg between the two sides.
Mourinho claims this is far from an easy draw, despite many Manchester United fans feeling that FC Rostov is one of the easier sides left to face.
“‘It is a bad draw in every aspect. Far and difficult. Comes in a bad period.
‘They had a very good Champions League campaign. They beat Ajax and Anderlecht in qualifiers and managed important results against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.
‘They got third position in their group, leaving PSV Eindhoven out. I know the coach well. The team are very defensive and physical. It’s a bad draw.”
United will hope to avoid what would be seen as a giant killing whilst out in Russia, and while Mourinho may feel the draw is difficult due to distance and timing, there is no doubt that his side should comfortably see this one through over two legs.