UEL: Manchester United v Celta Vigo preview


Manchester United v Celta Vigo preview

Jose Mourinho reported no new injury concerns for Manchester United as his side look to secure a place in the Europa League final.


The Premier League club already have a 1-0 advantage in the tie thanks to Marcus Rashford's strike in the first leg at the Balaidos last Thursday.

It also gives United a potentially crucial away goal heading into the second leg as they eye a spot in the Stockholm showpiece on May 24.

In the pre-match press conference Mourinho said: "For the club, it's very important to be in a European final and to fight for the only trophy that the club has never won. It's a long journey - this is match number 14 and we are going to fight hard.

"In terms of motivation, we [Man Utd and Celta] are even. For Celta it's, in their words, 'the most important match of their history'.

"My feelings on it are it is the most important match for us. It doesn't matter what happened before, what is important is what's next."

For Celta, being behind in the tie is something they have experience of, having progressed from two of their five European knockout ties after losing the first leg at home, including this season's round of 32 tie with Shakhtar Donetsk.

However, the La Liga club have lost their last four European matches against English sides with their last victory coming against Aston Villa in 2000.

Marouane Fellaini is available for United as his suspension only applies to domestic matches, while Antonio Valencia trained on the eve of the game having missed Sunday's defeat at Arsenal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out with a long-term knee injury, while Marcos Rojo (knee), Luke Shaw (foot) and Tim Fosu-Mensah (shoulder) will be sidelined for the rest of the season along with Ashley Young (hamstring).

Celta manager Eduardo Berizzo will be given an injury boost with the return of Pablo Hernandez - known as Tucu - who has been cleared by medical staff for selection.

Berizzo should have a full strength side at his disposal with only long-term absentee Giuseppe Rossi expected to miss out as he continues his injury rehabilitation in the US.


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