Europa League Semi-finals 2nd Leg

Manchester United 1:1 Celta Vigo

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    Lucky McLuckerson

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

    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester



    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



    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



    Giuseppe Rossi (at United from 2004-07).​
     

    Damien

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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.
     

    Samid

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    All eggs in one basket. No excuse not to win the EL now.
     

    El Zoido

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    So will Pogba miss the final if he gets booked in this?
     

    Witchking

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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...
     

    Paxi

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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!
     

    charlenefan

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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
     

    AltiUn

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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.
     

    horsechoker

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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
     

    Cloud7

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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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    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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    Romero

    Valencia Bailly Blind Darmian
    Fellaini Herrera Pogba
    Lingard Rashford Mkhitaryan​

    Maybe Mata in for Mkhitaryan but easy pick for the team.
    This would be my team too. But I fear Jose might play Smalling at CB with Blind moving to LB.
     

    paulscholes18

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    Have to win the EL now, no pressure

    Romero
    Valencia Bailly Blind Darmian
    Herrera Fellaini Pogba
    Lingard Rashford Martial
     

    endless_wheelies

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

    Reckon we'll recognise a single player?
     

    JustinC00

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    Not holding my breath for this one given how we have played today.
    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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    Damien

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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.
     

    JustinC00

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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.
    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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    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.
    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.
     

    The Stain

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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.
    Hope we field a strong side against Soton to keep them sharp enough. Banking on us reaching the final now..
     

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    Hope we field a strong side against Soton to keep them sharp enough. Banking on us reaching the final now..
    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​
     

    AXVnee7

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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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  • 0% Man Utd 0:1 Celta Vigo
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