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Manchester United's game against FC Rostov will go ahead

Jose Mourinho's concerns about the state of the pitch have been dismissed by UEFA.

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Brace yourselves for an irritating injury and a Jose Mourinho meltdown: despite Manchester United's manager's complaints about the state of the pitch, tomorrow's Europa League game against FC Rostov will go ahead.

According to UEFA:

A pitch inspection has been carried out by the match officials on Wednesday. The playing surface may not be in perfect condition, but has been deemed playable. The match will go ahead as scheduled.

Be interesting to see if the state of the pitch affects Mourinho's team selection, particularly with a moderately large game against Chelsea coming up at the weekend. Mourinho has suggested that Henrikh Mkhitaryan may not start, and it's hard to imagine the dribbling of Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial being much use on a lumpy, patchy surface.

One player who will start, however, is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Banned at home, he's going to have to become a European specialist for the next few weeks. Let's just hope nobody stands on his head.