Marcus Rashford is ready to face a stiff test on Thursday night as Manchester United face an awkward Europa League clash in Russia. FC Rostov are the hosts, with the first leg of their last 16 tie taking place tomorrow evening at 6pm BST, and despite the notably awkward pitch in the Olimp-2 Stadium, Rashford is ready for the test ahead.
In quotes carried by Manutd.com, the England striker had this to say: “I think it’s a new location for most of us to go and play football but at the end of the day it’s another experience that we can get under our belts and hopefully if we go there and get the win we can progress in the tournament. Sometimes it is difficult but we’ve got a squad that’s big enough and everyone is always ready to play, so it’s just about recovering and trying to prepare for the game in the correct way.
“Coming up to this stage of the competition, we know that they’ve got quality to reach that stage, so there are things we have to be aware of and I’m sure the manager and the staff and the players will point them out and we’ll just prepare for it like we prepare for all the games and hopefully get through.