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What time does it start?
The match kicks off at 8.05pm on Thursday 11 May.
Where can I watch it?
It will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 7.30pm.
Highlights will be shown at 12.00am the same evening.
Manchester United summer transfer targets
Manchester United summer transfer targets
1/10 Gareth Bale - Real Madrid
The Real Madrid forward would be a marquee signing, the type that the Manchester United boardroom are keen to make, and The Independent has been told by sources from both United and Madrid that a deal is 'much likelier' than ever before. The player himself though is happy in the Spanish capital. Likelihood: 5/10
2/10 Alvaro Morata - Real Madrid
The Real Madrid forward fits the mould of the out and out No.9 Mourinho is looking for. Strong, quick and good in the air Morata figures to fit well in United's system in Ibrahimovic's place. A £60million deal could be done soon. Likelihood: 9/10
3/10 Andrea Belotti - Torino
Another of Europe’s most promising players, Belotti is fast becoming well-known after his outstanding performances at Torino, where he has scored 37 goals in 64 appearances since 2015. His best years are still ahead of him aged just 23, which contributes to the incredible €100m release clause, applicable only to clubs outside of Italy, negotiated into his contract. Torino are in no hurry to sell and will drive a hard bargain with any deal likely to start at upwards of £70m. Likelihood: 7/10
4/10 Victor Lindelof - Benfica
United have been monitoring Lindelof for over a year with a deal now closer than ever. The young Swede nearly made the switch from Benfica back in January but United are confident the move will finally be completed soon. Likelihood: 9/10
5/10 Ivan Perisic, Inter Milan
United want to spend £35m on Perisic but Inter are holding out for closer to £50m. That said, Mourinho is a big fan and may be willing to go the extra mile to get him. Likelihood: 7/10
6/10 Willian - Chelsea
Mourinho is a huge admirer of Willian, who he signed in 2013 while at Chelsea. The pair won a Premier League title and League Cup double together the following year and it is believed that the United manager will do his best to sign the player, who has not been a regular starter in Antonio Conte’s system. Whether Chelsea will allow him to leave, particularly to join Mourinho at their rivals is yet to be seen. Likelihood: 4/10
7/10 Fabinho - Monaco
An extremely versatile player Mourinho sees him more as a defensive midfielder and could be used to give Paul Pogba, last summer's big addition, more freedom. Monaco aren't in any rush to lose any more first team stars this summer though and are likely to demand a hefty fee. Likelihood: 7/10
8/10 Michael Keane - Burnley
Once seen as the ideal signing due to his Premier League experience and the presence of a buy-back clause which effectively gives United a 25% discount, interest in Keane has cooled with Lindelof now the preferred central defensive option. Likelihood: 5/10
9/10 James Rodriguez - Real Madrid
Rodriguez signed for Real Madrid in 2014 after taking over the World Cup in Brazil the same summer, where he won the goal of the tournament and golden boot awards. Despite his undoubted talent, he has failed to hold down a regular spot under Zinedine Zidane this season and Madrid will sanction a sale this summer. Likelihood: 3/10
10/10 Marquinhos - PSG
Mourinho is in the market for defensive additions with Jones, Smalling, Blind and Rojo all largely failing to convince. But, understandably, PSG are extremely reluctant to let Marquinhos leave and would demand in excess of £50m. Likelihood: 4/10
United are potentially just 90 minutes from reaching the Europa League final, which would also draw them another step closer to securing Champions League football for next season. Manager Jose Mourinho has conceded that the club’s hopes of doing that by finishing in the top four is now ‘impossible’ and this competition could prove to be a defining moment for United over the next few seasons.
Without getting carried away, however, they only lead opponents Celta Vigo by one goal, and if they concede as they did twice at the weekend against Arsenal, they are back to square one. Although they do lead, it is a slender one, and United could be made to rue missed chances in the first leg which should have seen them out of sight. Instead, they are at risk of falling foul to the away goals rule, and in Iago Aspas and John Guidetti, Celta Vigo have genuine goal threats.
That said, the Galician club are in terrible form, losing all of their last five games in a run which includes a 3-0 defeat against fellow mid table outfit Malaga in their last fixture. They have next to nothing to play for domestically, so an improved performance in their second leg Europa League semi-final can be expected, but it must be said that they will be low on confidence heading into their trip to the North of England.
United will welcome back a number of players who were rested at the weekend, including Daley Blind, Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly, while Marouane Fellaini is available for selection in European fixtures as his ban for a red card in the Manchester derby only applies domestically. Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard made cameos at Arsenal but were unable to salvage anything from a poor showing, and the pair are expected to return to the line-up against Celta Vigo, as is their decided Europa League goalkeeper Sergio Romero.
The visitors rested a number of key players in their defeat to Malaga at the weekend, including Mallo, Jonny, Aspas and Guidetti - who made a brief substitute appearance - and have no new injury concerns: meaning they are in good shape for what could be a season defining match for both clubs.
It’s a big game for…
Iago Aspas. The Spaniard was anonymous for much for the first leg, and will need an improved performance if he and his teammates are to emerge from their horrendous run of form by reaching the Europa League final. It is simple: Celta Vigo need to score, and with 25 goals this season in his second spell at the club, he represents the Spaniards’ biggest threat.
Manchester United have won just 13 of their 49 matches against Spanish opposition, albeit with most of those coming against sides at the top of the Spanish league in the Champions League proper.
The sides met for the first time in their history last week, with a Marcus Rashford free kick all that separates the two sides heading into the second leg.
Player to watch
Marcus Rashford. His talents are obvious but it will be interesting to observe how the youngster deals with the added pressure that comes with being Manchester United’s first choice striker in such a high stakes game. It was his audacious free kick which proved the difference in Spain, and having been rested for the trip to London on Sunday, will be relied upon to produce again this week in the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Manchester United: WDDWL
Celta Vigo: LLLLL
Manchester United win: 11/20
Celta Vigo win: 5/1
Draw: 29/10Reuse content