Real Madrid face dodgy Man Utd pitch
United are stuck with their deteriorating Old Trafford pitch until the end of the season after the club decided not to rip it up before the summer.
United's playing surface has been in a mess since the wet Manchester weather before Christmas and now represents something of a rutted sandpit after being dried out by a period of frost and cold weather.
"We watered the pitch before the game but once it dried out in the second half it became difficult.
"We couldn't play our normal game on it and its really becoming a problem for us."