United will visit the Riverside with the home side now under the stewardship of Steve Agnew, following Aitor Karanka’s departure on Thursday.
Roy Keane won the Premier League seven times as a Manchester United player.
The match took place just three days after a tough FA Cup defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, in which United played for almost an hour with 10 men, while their preparations were further hindered when travel problems meant they did not return to their Carrington base until 4am (local time) on Tuesday.
There are a couple of notable absentees for the Red Devils.
Depending on whom you ask, Paul Pogba limping off might not be considered a frightening sight for Manchester United.
Pogba pulled up early in the second half and was removed from the action, with the 24-year-old midfielder now expected to miss Sunday’s encounter against Middlesbrough, as well as France’s games during the upcoming two-week global break.
Mourinho, meanwhile, argued England should follow the example of the likes of Italy and Spain by tweaking the domestic schedule to give teams in Europe as much rest as possible.
Bukharov, one of only three outfield players named on Rostov’s bench, beat Bailly to send a header goalwards, forcing Romero into a fine 79th-minute stop.
United are now on the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League (17 games), while opponents Middlesbrough are on the longest current winless run in the competition (10 games).
United will be missing the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic for this match. There are other interests that are more important.
United got away with it this time, but the Portuguese will be fully aware of the fact that, against Premier League sides, and indeed in the latter stages of this competition, such ineptitude in front of goal will come back to haunt them.
Something has got to change now with the manager having gone. “I think in the fourth year he deserved to be sacked”.
“They (Rostov) are fresh, they had a winter break, they had winter pre-season, they play one match per week, they played against Terek Grozny Sunday afternoon, we played Chelsea Monday night”, he said.
“They’re a great team and there’ll be an awesome atmosphere”, said Lyon advisor Bernard Lacombe.
Valencia, though, remained effective in driving forward, going past opponents and crossing accurately for United’s attackers in the hope that they would kill the hopes of their obstinate opponents, who, until Mata’s 70th-minute goal, were still level on aggregate.