Europa League Semi-finals 2nd Leg

Manchester United 1:1 Celta Vigo

Man Utd 1:1 Celta Vigo

Old Trafford

Date:
Thu, 11 May 2017
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8:05 pm BST
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  1. May 6, 2017
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    Date - Thursday, May 11 2017
    Kickoff Time - 2005 Hrs BST

    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester

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    Europa League form guide

    Manchester United: DWDWW

    Celta Vigo: WWWDL


    Previous Meetings

    Cela Vigo 0 : 1 Manchester United


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins: 1
    Cela Vigo wins: 0
    Draws: 0


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Eduardo Berizzo



    "We have to be ourselves and offer our best football."

    "The team is loaded with energy."

    "The difficulty of the game stimulates us. Nothing moves us more than proving our worth on the pitch."

    "Our emblem is to win the ball as far away from our goal as possible. We have pushed boundaries, let's hope we can go through ceiling."

    "My footballers deserve to play a match like tomorrow. I would like them to win a perfect game."

    "The great amount of travelling fans speaks of the hope that awakens this team, capable of doing the impossible."

    "We are capable of achieving our target of getting to a European final."


    Team News

    Manchester United

    Timothy Fosu-Mensah (shoulder injury), Luke Shaw (ankle injury), Marcos Rojo (knee ligament injury), Ashley Young (hamstring injury) and Zlatan Ibrahimović (knee ligament injury) ruled out.


    Celta Vigo

    Giuseppe Rossi (cruciate ligament rupture) ruled out. Rubén Blanco (wound) doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Real Club Celta de Vigo, usually known as Celta Vigo or sometimes just Celta (and nicknamed Os Celestes - The Sky Blues, or Célticos) is a Spanish professional football club based in Vigo, Galicia - playing in La Liga. Celta Vigo was formed as a result of the ambition of Vigo's teams to achieve more at national level, where the Basque sides had been their bête noire in the Spanish Championship. The idea was to merge Real Vigo Sporting and Real Fortuna Football Club to create a more powerful team at national level.

    Celta have never won the league title nor Copa del Rey, although they have reached the final three times in the latter. One of the team's best seasons was 1970/71, when they finished unbeaten at home and were known as the "giant-killers". Celta came sixth that season and qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time. The club finished in their best-ever position of fourth in 2002/03, qualifying for the 2003/04 Champions League, where they were eliminated by Arsenal in the Round of 16. The club's home stadium is Balaídos, which seats 29,000 spectators. Celta's name is derived from the Celts who were once present in the region. Its main rival is fellow Galician club Deportivo de La Coruña, with whom it contests the Galician Derby.


    Referee

    Ovidiu Alin Hategan.


    Familiar Faces

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    Giuseppe Rossi (at United from 2004-07).​
  2. May 7, 2017
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Romero

    Valencia Bailly Blind Darmian
    Fellaini Herrera Pogba
    Lingard Rashford Mkhitaryan​

    Maybe Mata in for Mkhitaryan but easy pick for the team.
  3. May 7, 2017
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    All eggs in one basket. No excuse not to win the EL now.
  4. May 7, 2017
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    El Zoido Full Member

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    So will Pogba miss the final if he gets booked in this?
  5. May 7, 2017
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    No
  6. May 7, 2017
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    Witchking Full Member

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    Jose will have no excuses if he doesn't get CL football next season at United next season. Hopefully United win the Europa. All eggs and all that...
  7. May 7, 2017
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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    This is where it's at! I wasn't excited for the game at all today. Hard to get excited when we continuously feck up our league games. Besides this is a trophy that we've never won!

    Anyway we need a measured performance with and early goal to put the tie to bed!
  8. May 7, 2017
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    ClosetDevil Full Member

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    Not holding my breath for this one given how we have played today.
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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    With the loss today the eggs are now truly in the EL basket.

    No excuse not to go absolutely guns blazing.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Team should be...

    -------------Romero-------------
    Valencia--Bailly--Blind--Darmian
    ------Herrera------Pogba------
    Mata--------Fellaini--------Mkhitaryan
    -------------Rashford-------------

    Subs: De Gea, Smalling, Jones, Carrick, Lingard, Rooney, Martial
  11. May 7, 2017
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Today was the United of experienced players, not the first time they let us down. We'll play the younger side on Thursday, they'll be fine.
  12. May 7, 2017
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    dannyrhinos89 OMG socks and sandals lol!

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    Watch us lose this now :nervous:
  13. May 7, 2017
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    DDG

    Blind
    Bailly
    Jones
    Valencia

    Herrera
    Pogba
    Fellaini

    Mkhitaryan
    Rashford
    Mata

    We'll win this IMO, perfect home record in cup competitions this season with our best players well rested and with rubbish like Smalling and Rooney hopefully staying well away from the first team we should be fine. Looking forward to this one, we have a foot in the door of the final already, let's have a good showing and remind our players how good a European final can be.
  14. May 7, 2017
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    All our baskets are in one egg now so we need to get through this and then focus on the final
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    1-1 thrashing on the cards.

    Rashford to score, then we concede in the mid second half and then nervously see out the game.
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    Mister_Stubbs New Member

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    I expect a comfortable, swashbuckling performance now after resting players today for the greater good. In reality though we'll still get a timid, bullshit home performance.
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    Romero
    Valencia Bailly Blind Darmian
    Fellaini
    Herrera Pogba
    Lingard Rashford Mkhi​
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    AgentP Full Member

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    This would be my team too. But I fear Jose might play Smalling at CB with Blind moving to LB.
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Have to win the EL now, no pressure

    Romero
    Valencia Bailly Blind Darmian
    Herrera Fellaini Pogba
    Lingard Rashford Martial
  20. May 7, 2017
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    endless_wheelies feeling dizzy

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    Playing away to Malaga at 7:45 tonight on Sky Sports.

    Reckon we'll recognise a single player?
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    togg Full Member

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    I have no doubt Mourinho is going to get the team so psyched up for this. I'm not expecting a huge score...but a very accomplished, professional win.
  22. May 7, 2017
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    JustinC00 Full Member

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    Yes because the team we saw today is the one we'll see on Thursday........

    There'll be at a minimum 8 changes to the Starting XI

    Rashford for Martial
    Pogba for Carrick
    Bailly for Smalling
    Valenica for Tuanzebe
    Blind for Jones
    Lingard for Rooney
    Romero for De Gea
    Fellaini for either Mata or Mkhitaryan
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    All the baskets and eggs and hens are in the one giant chocolate bunny now
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Romero
    Valencia Bailly Blind Darmian
    Fellaini
    Herrera Pogba
    Mata Rashford Mkhi​
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    There'll be 3-4 players that will play against us at most.
  26. May 7, 2017
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    Scarecrow Having a week off

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    No pressure.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    1-0 United again.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Ajax's last league game is on 14th May. Ours is on the 21st so they'll have a week's more rest than us. Mourinho said he'd likely play a weak side against Palace but can see that being extended to include Southampton and possibly Spurs too.
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    JustinC00 Full Member

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    If we advance the team we saw today is likely the team we'll see in the next 3 league matches. Although against Palace I think we'll see the likes of Herrera, Darmian, Mkhitaryan (or Mata), Pogba, Bailly, Blind, Valenica, Rashford not even in the squad.
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    endless_wheelies feeling dizzy

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    Still, Malaga are in great form and a nice 4/5-0 drubbing would surely hurt even the Celta players that don't play.
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    The Man Himself asked for a tagline change and all I got was this.

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    Sometimes too much of break is not good either. Breaks momentum. I would want majority of starters to play vs Soton and rested vs Spurs and Palace.

    Need to get job done vs Celta first. Hopefully team would put today's defeat behind them quickly and stay focused.
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    The Stain Soccer Manager's Highwayman

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    Hope we field a strong side against Soton to keep them sharp enough. Banking on us reaching the final now..
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Could always end up backfiring though like my situation in SM
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    Romero
    Valencia - Bailly - Blind - Darmian
    Herrera
    Fellaini - Pogba
    Mata - Rashford - Lingard​
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    AXVnee7 Full Member

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    The first of two cup finals as far as I'm concerned. Mourinho has a fair selection of players to choose a very strong team. Win this then our eyes should light up for the last game.
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    Mihai Full Member

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    I guess this is the most optimal lineup. Micky has been below par
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Doesn't deserve a starting position with this form.
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Besides the keeper, only a probable center-back, Cabral, is playing.
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    This is the one boys. Let's fecking go. Fresh Val, Pogba, Bailly.
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