Mour­inho blasts ‘rock hard’ pitch

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Manch­ester United boss Jose Mour­inho blasted the “rock hard” sur­face at Ch­er­nomorets Sta­dium ahead of Thurs­day’s Europa League clash with Ukraine’s Zo­rya Luhansk, say­ing it “might take a mir­a­cle” for the game to be played.

United needs just a point to reach the knock­out stages, but with the tem­per­a­ture ex­pected to plunge to mi­nus-9 C overnight, Mour­inho was fu­ri­ous about the game be­ing sched­uled for De­cem­ber.

“The pitch is very hard, very icy,” he told the Manch­ester Evening News, while United de­fender Da­ley Blind said the pitch was “like a rock”.

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