Daley Blind thinks Rostov's pitch could be a safety hazard
Manchester United take on Rostov in the Europa League round of 16 tomorrow evening (6pm).
However, the state of the Russian side's pitch has raised concerns ahead of the game.
And United defender Daley Blind fears the surface could be a safety risk for the players.
Rostov's pitch looks dry and patchy across the entire surface
"To be honest the pitch is not the best. But we cannot use that as an excuse," Blind said.
"The pitch is not good maybe for safety as well.
'But you have to gather your mind and be fully concentrated on the game.”
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Jose Mourinho was also unhappy with the quality of the surface at the Olimp-2 stadium and admitted it has forced him to rethink his team selection.
"It is hard for me to believe that we are going to play on that field, if you can call it a field," Mourinho said.
"I don't know what team to play… I was expecting something more playable."