Predictions

Red Devils lay eggs in Europe

Manchester United kick off their semi final of the Europa League against Celta Vigo.

 

With a top four Premier League finish looking increasingly unlikely, they need to prioritise Europe if want Champions League football by putting their eggs in Europe.

 

Team News

 

Jose Mourinho will be delighted to have three defenders training again.

 

Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are back on the training pitch so could feature in Spain tomorrow night.

 

Midfielders, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata could return after overcoming muscle fatigue and groin injury respectively.

 

Luke Shaw is unlikely to feature in the squad after picking up a knock on Sunday.

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the remainder of this season with an cruciate ligament injury.

 

Celta Vigo is missing Giuseppe Rossi and Ruben Blanco. Carles Planas is doubtful with a knee injury.

 

Open contest

 

This is the first meeting between Celta Vigo and Manchester United, making the tie wide open.

 

If look at form, Vigo have lost their last three games whilst United have only suffered two defeats in all competitions since 23rd October.

 

Unlike United, who have something to play for domestically, the Spanish side can field all of their danger men here then rest on Sunday.

 

Just how key will that squad management option benefit Vigo as they look to put the bookies favourite to win this tournament out?

 

Prediction

 

With so many injuries and a fixture pile up, Jose Mourinho will surely look to take an away goal back to Old Trafford.

 

With both sides in contrasting form, the Red Devils should just have enough if focus on the game itself without thinking about the near future.

 

prediction: Celta Vigo 1-2 Manchester United

Result: Celta Vigo 0-1 Manchester United

 

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