Jose Mourinho has criticised the pitch where Manchester United will take on FC Rostov in the Europa League on Thursday. 

The Olimp-2 stadium, which has a capacity of just over 15,000, is the home of Russian club FC Rostov.

The condition of the pitch could massively influence Mourinho’s team selection, with some players just returning from injury, such as Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan who has been included in the squad. 

Mourinho commented: “It’s hard for me to believe we are going to play on that field – if you can call it a field.”

“I don’t know what team to play. I don’t know if Mkhitaryan is going to play, I don’t know.”

Mourinho was also angered by UEFA in December when his side had to play on a frozen pitch in the Europa League against Zorya Luhansk in the group stages.

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