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TV Listings: The first leg of the two-legged Manchester United vs FC Rostov encounter in the UEFA Europa League 2016-17 will be aired live on Ten 2 in India, on BT Sport 2 in the UK and on Fox Sports 2 U.S. in the USA.

Europa League - Follow the Football match between FC Rostov and Manchester United live with Eurosport. "It was impossible to play better, impossible to play a passing game", Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho told BT Sport.

And Mkhitaryan stated that he was pleased with the side's performances consider the condition of the pitch.

The winger has been missed by José Mourinho in the past few weeks, having picked up a hamstring in the 1-0 away win over Saint Etienne in the last round. We know that it will be a hard match, we know that we need to win or to have a 0-0 draw, so the game is open.

"But the game is open, the result is open and this Rostov team have experience of playing big matches, big opponents, big stadiums". But we are one step from being in the quarter-finals, the players have that motivation.

"We go home with a positive result", Mourinho said.

"We want people to see the friendly, smiley face of Russian Federation, which is really important for us", she said.

The next leg is on March 17 and at Old Trafford Mourinho will fancy his chances of progressing to the quarters without much fuss, but he has other concerns at the moment.

"Mourinho will be hoping that his players won't be mentally and physically drained when they face Antonio Conte's Chelsea side at Stamford Bridge". When they were placed in the Europa League round of 32, they steamrolled Czech club Sparta Prague, beating them 4-0 at home before tying 1-1 to win on an aggregate score of 5-1 to advance to the round of 16. The fans for sure at Old Trafford will push with us.

"They play Sunday against Terek Grozny, we play Monday against Chelsea - they know they have more time".

Daley Blind's late runs into the final third came a result of Timofei Kalachev playing more centrally than usual.



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