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Mourinho concerned by icy Zorya pitch

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Pin United beat Zorya 1-0 in the fixture at Old Trafford. AFP
United beat Zorya 1-0 in the fixture at Old Trafford. AFP

Mourinho concerned by icy Zorya pitch

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 2,336

Jose Mourinho questioned UEFA's decision to allow Zorya Luhansk to play European home games in winter and claimed that the Ukranian side's pitch was "hard and icy".

The Manchester United clearly isn't happy with the state of Zorya's pitch ahead of Manchester United's Europa League clash with the Ukranian team and complained about UEFA's decision to allow them to play their home Europa League games in the winter months.

"The pitch is hard, the pitch is icy," the United manager said.

"I think UEFA know the conditions of the pitch and everyone knows the conditions in Ukraine and Eastern Europe in mid-December are more difficult.

"So if UEFA was worried about it, they should change the fixtures and not allow it to be played here in mid-December. 

"I think that is a problem. They are trying, they are putting some warmth on top of it, but people cannot make miracles, so let's hope everything goes well".

Manchester United will qualify for the last-32 of the Europa League if they manage to avoid defeat in Odessa on Thursday night.

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