Celta Vigo vs Manchester United Match Preview

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The Reds’ road to Stockholm continues as they prepare to face tricky opponents Celta.

Jose Mourinho and company will be travelling to the north-west of Spain to face their Europa league opponents Celta Vigo in a two legged semi-final.

United fans would be optimistic looking at the tie as they have little knowledge about their next opponents.

So who are Celta Vigo?

Celta are a team based in the North West of Spain, they have qualified for Europa league by finishing 6th in the table last season and currently, they sit 11th on the table.



Celta’s current run of form have been disappointing as they have won just 2 of their last five games in all competitions. This is Celta’s first major European semi final

Situation at Manchester

Mourinho’s men are enjoying a long unbeaten run since October 2016, standBut United have a long injury list going into the semis, Veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo are out for the rest of the season. The two have standing out for United this season but the run was cut short by injuries to both.



One positive for United going into this match is the return of Juan Mata who was out through groin pain in the last few game weeks. Paul Pogba will return from injury after missing out on a goalless Manchester derby and the weekend’s game against Swansea.

Key players

Celta Vigo: Former Manchester City striker John Guidetti has been the focal point of the attack along with the influential Spaniard Iago Aspas. Pione Sisto the new summer signing will be remembered for scoring two goals against United in the same competition.

Manchester United: Captain Wayne Rooney will be leading from the front with Paul Pogba fit for the tie he should be ready to play full 90 minutes. Marcus Rashford is looking forward to filling Zlatan’s boots up front as Mou expects him to vital for this match.

Match Details

Date: 5 May, 2017
Time: 8:05 p.m. BST/3:05 p.m. ET/ 12:35 a.m. IST
Venue: The Estadio Municipal de Balaídos, Vigo
TV Info: Sky Sports 1 (UK), Ten networks (India)
Live Stream: Ronaldo.net, Jio tv, Hot star

Probable lineups

Celta Vigo: Sergio, Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Fontas, Jonny, Wass, Aspas, Sisto, Hernandez, Guidetti, Radoja

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Blind, Bailly, Darmian, Herrera, Pogba, Rooney, Lingard, Rashford, Mkhitaryan