The Manchester United team is coming to Celta in the first clash between the two teams in the Europa League. “The Red Devils” have set themselves the main goal of winning the trophy in this tournament and thus secure their Champions League standings next season. On their way, however, he faces an extremely rival rival in the face of the last Spanish player in the race. And in recent years, Europa League has become the favorite of the Primera Liga, so Celta has every reason to think that it can remove the more prominent rival who is tortured by a bunch of injury problems.
It is a curious fact that this will be the first match in history between these two teams, who have never before faced each other. Manchester United generally plays hard in Spain. In their 22 matches in this country, the Red Devils have only scored 2 wins on their account. It is a positive fact that the team continues their series of 25 straight games without losing in the Premier League, but the draw with Swansea (1: 1) in the last round pretty spoiled the mood in the dressing room.
At the same time for Celta this is the first 1/2-final in a big tournament and the meeting will be historic for the club. The Vigo team, however, can not boast of particularly positive statistics when faced with English teams. So far, the Spaniards have scored 5 wins and 4 losses and no draws. In addition, the team lost their last three clash with teams from Albion, for the last time faced Newcastle in the 2006/07 season in the group stage of the UEFA Cup and fell by 1: 2. In the championship, things are not going well for Celta, as the team is in a series of 3 consecutive losses.
The Spaniards also had some staffing problems before today’s meeting. Giuseppe Rossi certainly misses the match and Ruben Blanco and Carles Planas will be questioned last.
At Old Trafford, however, the infirmary is much more complete. Big star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a heavy trauma and will not play until the end of the season. Apart from the composition for this meeting, there are also Markos Rohho, Luke Shaw and Timothy Fosu-Mensa. Phil Jones, Eric Baiy, Chris Smelling and Paul Pogba have also been traumatized until recently, but they do not know what the condition they are. Juan Mata is expected to be completely ready to play, and Marwan Felaini will also be available to Jose Mourinho after missing the “swan” match for punishment.