FC Rostov pitch shut by Russian Premier League after Mourinho feedback

Seven days after Jose Mourinho condemned their pitch, the Russian Premier League has “prohibited” FC Rostov from facilitating association diversions because of “deficiencies” in the playing surface.

Manchester United drew 1-1 at the Olimp-2 Stadium in their Europa League last-16 first-leg tie last Thursday.

“It’s hard for me to trust we will play on that field, in the event that you can call it a field,” Mourinho had said.

Rostov now have until 24 March to convey their pitch up to standard.

The pitch was dry and bobbly, and after the match Mourinho said the conditions made it “difficult to play a passing diversion”.

The Russian Premier League told paperball that Rostov will have their pitch examined again on 24 March, with their next home diversion on 31 March against FC Krasnodar.

Uefa had esteemed the pitch playable for the Europa League diversion, yet the Russian Premier League say they have distinctive controls set up.

Joined together and Rostov play the second leg at Old Trafford on Thursday.

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