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Saturday 21 October 2017

Rostov boss Daniliants says Russians can make history

Rostov manager Ivan Daniliants
Rostov manager Ivan Daniliants

Rostov arrive at Old Trafford as unfancied Europa League fodder for Manchester United, but coach Ivan Daniliants is confident of confounding the doubters and making history.

A week on from a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Russia, the Zholto-Sinie arrive in England looking to cause an upset against Jose Mourinho's side in the second leg of this last-16 clash.

Odds of 8-1 on Rostov progressing underline what a steep challenge lies in wait, yet there is an underlying confidence of reaching the quarter-finals - little surprise given they have beaten Bayern Munich, Ajax and Anderlecht this term.

"Both clubs have their own history, but we are here to make history tomorrow," the Russian side's coach Daniliants said.

"We want to unite tomorrow and to show a decent performance.

"We trust in our team, we believe in every single player and I am sure that if we do our best the outcome will be positive."

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