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Rostov boss out to make history against Man Utd

Rostov manager Ivan Daniliants wants to beat Manchester United and create history Credit: PA

Rostov arrive at Old Trafford as unfancied Europa League fodder for Manchester United, but coach Ivan Daniliants is confident of confounding the doubters and making history.

A week on from a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Russia, the Zholto-Sinie arrive in England looking to cause an upset against Jose Mourinho's side in the second leg of this last-16 clash.

The Rostov boss knows what a steep challenge lies in wait, yet retains an underlying confidence of reaching the quarter-finals - little surprise given they have beaten Bayern Munich, Ajax and Anderlecht this term - while Daniliants also suggested the Old Trafford turf might have a role to play.

Both clubs have their own history, but we are here to make history tomorrow.

We want to unite tomorrow and to show a decent performance. We trust in our team, we believe in every single player and I am sure that if we do our best the outcome will be positive.

I think every single player of both teams will benefit from using a picture of the higher quality.

This is why I would not like to comment specifically on our style of play when we're using this high quality pitch, just to say everyone will enjoy it.

– Ivan Daniliants

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Europa League: Man Utd held in Russia

Rostov held their own against the Premier League giants. Credit: PA

Manchester United's Russian assignment proved as tough as expected, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan's strike on Rostov's quagmire pitch could prove crucial after the first instalment of this Europa League last-16 encounter ended in a credible draw.

For a full report, visit ITV's Europa League website

Watch match highlights on ITV at 11.15pm


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