Sports What Mourinho Said About Man Utd's Europa League Clash With FC Rostov

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Manchester United have been drawn with Russian side FC Rostov in the last 16 of the Europa league.

The matches will be played on the 6th and 16th of March, 2017.

Commenting, Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho said it was a bad tie.

Last season's Russian Premier League runners-up Rostov are the lowest-ranked team left in the Europa League, ranked 93rd best team by Uefa's system rating.

They are competing in the last 16 of a major European competition for the first time.

They lie 7th in their domestic league at the mid-season winter break, having won two of their previous eight league matches.

A 4-0 first-leg victory against last-32 opponents Sparta Prague set up a comfortable 5-1 aggregate win and booked their first meeting against three-time European champions United.

They dropped into the Europa League after finishing third in a Champions League group containing Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven.

"They had a very good Champions League campaign," added Mourinho.

"They beat Ajax and Anderlecht in qualifiers, managed important results against Bayern and Atletico, got third position to knock PSV out.

"The team is very defensive and physical. A bad draw."
 

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