Russia awaits. Manchester United have now travelled the 1,600 miles+ distance to Rostov for their Europa League last 16 first-leg clash, and although Jose Mourinho has insisted that he will not view the competition as a priority until the quarter-finals are on the agenda, there remains the feeling that the competition offers a real opportunity.
With the most expensively assembled squad left in the tournament, the Red Devils are among the favourites, and with a Champions League spot on offer for the winner, this may be the club’s most viable route back to the continent’s top table, given the close nature of the top four in the Premier League.
Playing a rotated team has been somewhat the norm for Mourinho in his side’s eight matches so far, so there’s a feeling that he might do the same this time out vs. Rostov, so we asked the fans: should Man United play a weakened team?
The results are in, and a 67% majority thing that he should not…