‘It is a lousy draw in just about every part. Much and difficult’
Image: Jose Mourinho appears pensive. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Visuals
Manchester United supervisor Jose Mourinho claimed Friday’s draw for the previous 16 of the Europa League against Russian facet Rostov has been unkind to his workforce, the favourites.
“It is a lousy draw in just about every part. Much and difficult. Arrives in a lousy period of time,” Mourinho, whose facet are still competing on four fronts, explained to reporters.
“They had a really superior Champions League campaign. They beat Ajax and Anderlecht in qualifiers and managed critical benefits against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.
“I know the mentor effectively. The workforce are really defensive and bodily. It can be a lousy draw.”
Rostov, which is north east of Moscow, beat Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League team section and experienced two narrow defeats by Atletico Madrid.
United play in the English League Cup remaining on Sunday, are still in the FA Cup and chasing a prime-four finish in the Premier League. They will play the second Europa League leg at residence.
Next favourites Roma experience a difficult endeavor against French club Lyon though Schalke and Borussia Moenchengladbach clash in an all-Bundesliga derby.
Gent’s reward for knocking out Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley is a tie against fellow Belgians Genk.
Celta Vigo, Spain’s only survivors, experience Russian club Krasnodar.
Attract for the previous 16 of the Europa League:
Celta Vigo (Spain) v FC Krasnodar (Russia)
Apoel FC (Cyprus) v Anderlecht (Belgium)
Schalke (Germany) v Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany)
Olympique Lyon (France) v Roma (Italy)
Rostov (Russia) v Manchester United (England)
Olympiacos (Greece) v Besiktas (Turkey)
Gent (Belgium) v Genk (Belgium)
FC Copenhagen (Denmark) v Ajax (Netherlands)
Very first legs to be performed on March 9, second legs March 16