Predictions

Final hurdle

Manchester United have just one last hurdle to overcome, if are to reach the 2017 Europa League final.

 

They must overcome a strong Celta Vigo side, who are bound to be fresh after resting players on Sunday.

 

The winner will face either Ajax or Lyon at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on 24th May.

 

Team News

 

Jose Mourinho will be pleased that Phil Jones, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling all safely overcame a return from injury against Arsenal.

 

He however still have five players ruled out injured;

 

  • Tim Fosu-Mensah
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • Marcus Rojo
  • Luke Shaw
  • Ashley Young

 

Eric Bailly, Daley Blind and Paul Pogba are amongst numerous stars set to return to the starting line up, after being benched at Arsenal on Sunday.

 

Ruben Blanco and Giuseppe Rossi are both missing from Vigo’s squad.

 

All to play for

 

United haven’t lost a home leg in European competition since a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League.

 

Celta Vigo have however won on three of their five visits to English soil. They have however lost four on the bounce against sides from England.

 

Prediction

 

Man U will be keen to put the end of their 25 unbeaten domestic league run behind them and get back on the winning track.

 

Their Spanish opposition were solid in defence last week. If the score stays at 1-0 on aggregate come 60th minute, Vigo will have to go for it and that could make things easy for the Red Devils.

 

Prediction: Manchester United 2-0 Celta Vigo

Result: Manchester United 1-1 Celta Vigo

 

Manchester United advance to the 2017 Europa League final 2-1 on aggregate

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