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Rostov Pitch Jose Mourinho Complained About Has Been Banned by Russian League

Rostov Pitch Jose Mourinho Complained About Has Been Banned by Russian League

The Rostov pitch that Jose Mourinho complained about last week has now been banned by the Russian Premier League.

The Manchester United manager made headlines six days ago when he slammed the state of the surface at Rostov’s Olimp-2 home ahead of his side’s Europa League last-16 first leg meeting.

He said it was just as well his players were insured after UEFA failed to act on United’s complains about the pitch.

And fortunately his side managed to get through the clash with Rostov without any injuries while earning a 1-1 draw which sets them up nicely for the second leg at Old Trafford on Thursday.

But now Rostov have been hit with some bad news after the Russian Football Union banned their pitch because it’s so bad:

So Mourinho had a point after all? It was clear from seeing the pitch on the night that it wasn’t up to the usual standard expected at European level.

But now the ban will force Rostov to put serious work into getting their park into shape so they can hold Premier League matches.

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