FC Rostov vs Manchester United Live Soccer Game, Live Update, Odds, TV Schedule, Online TV Channel, Game Time and Probable Lineups, Prediction, Tactics and Key Stats.March 9, 2017. time 12:00 Am.
Manchester United travel to Russia to take on Rostov in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 16. After edging through the group phase, Manchester United put up a decent performance in the first knockout round of the tournament against Dutch giants Saint Etienne. The Red Devils dominated both legs and ran out deserving 4-0 aggregate winners.
Manchester United return to European action this week to take on surprise package FC Rostov. It won’t be an easy match, but the English side will be considered favourites to go through to the quarter-finals of the competition. Although the Europa League lacks the prestige of the Champions League, it offers a route into Europe’s premier competition and United would be foolish not to take it seriously.
There has been an improvement under Jose Mourinho, but United are still a long way from being the team that they were under Sir Alex Ferguson. It is crucial that they return to the Champions League next season as back-to-back seasons outside of the competition will be hugely damaging to the brand. The United boss recognises this and that is why he continues to play strong sides on a Thursday night. Many consider the Red Devils to be favourites to lift the trophy in May, but it won’t easy and Rostov represent another tricky test of their ambitions.