Man United v FC Rostov: Europa League preview, line-ups & predictions

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Man United v Rostov: Europa League preview

Aggregate: Man United 1-1 Rostov

Manchester United host FC Rostov in the second leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie.

The tie is finely poised after two sides drew 1-1 in Russia last Thursday. Alexander Bukharov’s second half goal cancelled out Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s opener.

The Armenian’s away goal could prove crucial as a clean sheet for Man United would see them progress to the last eight.

Man United’s 10-match unbeaten run came to an end on Monday night when Jose Mourinho lost 1-0 at his former club Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final.

The Red Devils have won all four of their home matches in the Europa League this season, scoring 12 times and conceding just once.

Rostov extended their unbeaten run to nine matches across all competitions following their 0-0 draw with Terek Grozny on Sunday.

Man United v Rostov

Team news

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera are both available as their respective bans only apply to domestic competitions.

Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have both been ruled out ahead of Thursday’s match.

Doubts surround Luke Shaw and Bastian Schweinsteiger after the pair missed training on Wednesday.

Mourinho played a 3-4-3 on Monday to match Chelsea’s formation but is expected to revert to a back-four on Thursday.

Rostov will be without Alexandru Gatcan and Timofei Kalachev on Thursday. The duo will serve a one-match suspension after picking up yellow cards in the first leg.

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