Manchester United are one step away from the 2017 Europa League final as they entertain Celta Vigo in the semi-final second leg at Old Trafford on Thursday.
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The Red Devils prevailed 1-0 in the first leg in Spain, và their hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification rest on winning the competition.
United have suffered an injury crisis over the past two months and will be forced khổng lồ field a rotated side.
Celta have struggled in La Liga (12th place) as they prepare for this game, and lượt thích United, their only chance of end-of-season glory depends on Europa success.
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Date: Thursday, May 11
Time: 8:05 p.m. BST/3:05 p.m. ET
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United face their most important game of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era when they battle Celta for a spot in the Europa League final.
The Red Devils have suffered myriad injuries in recent times, including the loss of talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the rest of the campaign.
Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News reported manager Jose Mourinho has "hinted" he will start the same starting XI that grabbed a 1-0 win the first leg, with Eric Bailly, Daley Blind & Paul Pogba all rested for the recent Premier League defeat at Arsenal.
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According to lớn Luckhurst, Mourinho said:
"These guys trying lớn play 90 minutes, I told them I only have three changes to lớn make. It"s Mkhitaryan, Darmian và Herrera, I told them before the match.
"So I"m also in the position where instead of making changes lớn improve my team my changes are khổng lồ give rest, so they tried to lớn play 90 minutes.
"They gave everything, they played well và it"s very good, because now they have these 90 minutes in their legs and they are ready to play even Thursday.
"Because now, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, we have three days khổng lồ rest & I think on Thursday we will have our group, our core, ready to lớn go for a very important match."
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WhoScored.com reported Celta arrive at Old Trafford with just long-term injured striker Giuseppe Rossi absent, denying the Italian a return to lớn his former club. Ruben Blanco is rated doubtful as the Spanish side attempt to lớn score the goals khổng lồ cause a shock victory.
As well as Ibrahimovic, four other players from United"s bộ vi xử lý core squad are sidelined, with Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Timothy Fosu-Mensah và Marcos Rojo all out, per WhoScored.
The Manchester team has watched its options dwindle with every passing match down the stretch, forcing Mourinho lớn alter his lineup to preserve the legs he has.
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Marcus Rashford has stepped into the breach left by Ibrahimovic, và he was the nhân vật as United won the first leg on his blockbuster free-kick.
The young England international has injected pace into the No. 9 role at the Theatre of Dreams, và he will be hoping to địa chỉ to the seven goals he has scored this season in the Premier League and Europe combined.
Celta cannot come out too fast against United because of the risk of counter-attack, but they also cannot allow United to dictate the flow và tempo.
If the hosts score early, it will force the Galician side lớn be more adventurous, but this could play into Mourinho"s men"s hands.