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Manchester United vs Celta Vigo live

Manchester United vs Celta Vigo live Soccer: Watch Online  Game, how to watch Online Live Stream, TV Schedule, Online TV Channel, Odds, Game Time and more info. To find out how to watch a live stream of Celta Vigo vs. Manchester United, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 9:05 p.m. Central European Summer Time at Estadio Municipal de Balaidos in Vigo, Spain, on Thursday, May 4. Fans in the United Kingdom can catch the live stream starting at 8:05 p.m. British Summer Time, while in the United States the Europa League semifinal first keg match gets underway at 3:05 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 12:05 p.m. Pacific.

Manchester United vs Celta Vigo live Soccer

Spanish giant-killers Celta Vigo have another monumental assignment on their hands when they host Premier League powerhouse Manchester United in a UEFA Europa League semifinal match that will live stream from the La Liga side’s home in Vigo, Spain, on Thursday. But while Manchester United sit just short of the English top four, Manager Jose Mourinho is aiming to guarantee next season’s Champions League qualification by winning the second-tier tournament, and has apparently prioritized winning the Europa League trophy.

“I know that it is the only competition that Manchester United as a club have never won and it would be great to close the circle and say, ‘We are a club that won every single competition in the football world,’” Mourinho said on Wednesday. “If we have to rest players next weekend, we are going to do that.” But Celta Vigo, despite muddling along in 11th place on the La Liga table with just 13 wins against 16 losses and five draws, have registered wins over legendary La Liga club Barcelona in each of the last three seasons — and recently knocked Real Madrid out of that country’s domestic cup competition as well.

Celta Vigo

Giuseppe Rossi, the Italy and former Manchester United striker, is out until at least December after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last month and the left-back Carles Planas is unavailable after hurting his knee last week, but not so severely. The goalkeeper Rubén Blanco, who has played in four Europa League matches this season, hurt his right thigh at the beginning of March but resumed training on Monday.

Celta, who are 11th in La Liga, are likely to stick with the 4-3-3 system that has served them so well, with Pione Sisto, Iago Aspas and John Guidetti up front. Aspas is in tremendous form after being bombed out at Anfield early and not given the 18 months it sometimes takes for Spanish players to settle in England while Guidetti will be familiar to Man City fans and Sisto to United fans – he scored home and away against them for Midtjylland last season, the second overshadowed by Marcus Rashford’s dream debut.

Manchester United

You would think Jose Mourinho might have mentioned that Manchester United are experiencing a few injury problems, wouldn’t you? Instead it falls to us to break the news this stoical, reasonable man is too forbearing to reveal. Sadly United will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic,  Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling, all suffering from knee injuries of varying seriousnes and Luke Shaw who has hurt his foot. Happily, though, Eric Bailly has been passed fit enough to join the party and both he and the other main doubt, Paul Pogba, are expected to play. In another boost Philip ‘Phil’ Jones trained on Tuesday and has been included in the 23-man squad.

Manchester United squad  De Gea, Romero, Pereira; Bailly, Blind, Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Tuanzebe, Valencia, Young; Carrick, Fellaini, Herrera, Lingard, Mata, McTominay, Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Willock; Martial, Rashford, Rooney.

 

Prediction

Manchester United isn’t nearly as strong without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Celta is a team that has pulled off wins against better teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona this year. After the first leg, nothing is decided. Celta 2, Man. United 2.