238 Manchester United fans reportedly made the trip over to Rostov to watch their team compete in the last 16 of the Europa League, and they would have been delighted to see their side claim an away goal in the first half.
There was a lot of confusion regarding the shape of the side once the lineups were disclosed, but once the game kicked off we saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan playing in an advanced role up near Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his return from injury.
The Armenian would pick up where he left off by getting back amongst the goals with a relatively simple close-range finish after some good work by Marouane Fellaini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Say whatever you want about Fellaini, but the man has world-class chest control. In fact, if the game of football was played solely with the chest, there would be few players as valuable as the big Belgian.
But it's not, and the unquestionably more useful quick-feet of Ibrahimovic were the main reason for this goal, Mkhitaryan arriving in the right place at the right time to make things more comfortable for Man Utd.
An away goal on a pigsty of a football pitch represents a good opening 45 for Mourinho's men in this tie.