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Pogba injury should have Mourinho anxious as United hobble on

Pogba injury should have Mourinho anxious as United hobble on

Rostov had never played against an English Premier League side and for their first time, they did very well earning a 1-1 draw.

Rostov were on the back foot from the outset but were beginning to give United the jitters before Mata ended a move he started, securing a 1-0 second-leg win that sees Mourinho's men through the last-16 tie 2-1 on aggregate.

The Reds have been battling on four fronts for much of the season and despite the disappointment of being knocked out of the FA Cup by his old club, Mourinho can take some solace from the fact he now has just two competitions to focus on.

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The home side had the first chance in less than five minutes, a Marcos Rojo header bringing a save from Nikita Medvedev after Daley Blind's corner, before Zlatan Ibrahimovic was presented with an opportunity through Mata's quick-thinking after Khoren Bayramyan had given the ball away.

Manchester United have had a gruelling schedule in recent weeks.

Given that Jose Mourinho initially stated that he would think about the Europa League, only after the match with Rostov, I think that the defeat in the cup from Chelsea, just makes him think about it earlier.

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is refusing to look any further than the Europa League second-leg tie at home to Rostov.

He admits that at Manchester United the players are always striving to achieve greater things but believes it is important that they take one stage at a time before thinking about winning the competition now.

Rubin Kazan's Central Stadium has also been banned by the Russian Premier League. As we know, they have already won the League Cup and remain on course to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League but their exit from the FA Cup to Chelsea crushed their hopes of a cup treble.

Rostov have lost only three of their last 14 games in European competition (including qualifiers W4 D7). First-choice goalkeeper Soslan Dzhanaev could be fit to return after missing last week's game with an injury.

United will be missing injured striking duo Martial and Wayne Rooney, but they will have both Ander Herrera and Ibrahimovic available, despite the pair now serving domestic bans.

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