Manchester United Star Keen To Make Up For Europa League Heartache

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored five and assisted another two United goals in their Europa League campaign so far.

The Football Association has charged United for failing to control their players after Ander Herrera's first-half sending off, which threw Mourinho's men off kilter on a night when N'Golo Kante gave his former side a deserved 1-0 win. There would be no question that Griezmann would be a fantastic signing for Manchester United and would certainly help with the need to score more goals.

FC Rostov might have been underdogs for their Europa League second-leg meeting with Manchester United, but this still felt odd.

Mourinho's desire to have the match called off fell on deaf ears at UEFA, but the Russian Premier League announced on the eve of the second leg that the Olimp-2 surface is unplayable. Players complained that playing on Rostovs' pitch was like playing on concrete, but tonight the match is at Old Trafford and Rostov will surely be in for an interesting experience in front of the 75,000+ expected to be in the stands tonight.

Paul Pogba was substituted in the 48th minute due to injury, likely a hamstring trouble.

Sir Alex Ferguson was clearly not at all happy about the referee in the wake of Manchester United's 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday night.

The first half was much more promising for United as they created a number of chances.

However, the Russians proved stubborn in the first half and though United had their share of chances to take the lead, they just couldn't find a way to break them down.

The victor of Thursday's match will advance to the quarterfinals. United's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League - whether by winning the Europa League or hunting down a top-four spot in the Premier League, may rest on his speedy recovery.

Check out Manchester United's ticket hub. First-choice goalkeeper Soslan Dzhanaev could be fit to return after missing last week's game with an injury. They play with a hard system but we adapted well.

Ibrahimovic is available because his three-game ban only applies to domestic fixtures, and the forward's presence offers United manager Jose Mourinho an alternative in attack. Jose praised the work-ethic of his players and the incredible travelling fans, who were the only ones that could be heard singing and chanting throughout the match.

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