Sport United drawn against Celta Vigo in Europa League semi-final

15:45  21 april  2017
15:45  21 april  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Zlatan Ibrahimovic out for the rest of the season

  Zlatan Ibrahimovic out for the rest of the season Manchester United have been dealt a major blow to their hopes for the remained of the season with the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to miss the finals games of the campaign with a knee injury. The striker went down with a knee injury last in the second half of last night’s Europa League quarter-final second-leg victory over Anderlecht where he planted his leg in an awkward position before falling to the deck grasping at the injured knee. The Daily Mail understand the Swede has been ruled out for the rest of the season following the injury, meaning United will miss him in their pursuit of a top four finish as well as their Europa League semi-final clash with Celta Vigo. Ibrahimovic has netted 28 goals in all competitions for United this season following his free transfer move from PSG last summer and we could have seen the last of him at Old Trafford seeing as his contract expires at the end of the season.

The UEFA Europa League semi - finals are within sight for outsiders Genk, who scored two away goals in the first leg to give them something to build on as they welcome Celta Vigo . See United 3-3 draw against Russian opponents in 2009.

Europa League Semi - Final Draw was held in Nyon, Switzerland (Source: Reuters). After securing a thrilling win against Anderlecht in the quarter- final , Manchester United are set to face Celta Vigo in the semi - final of the Europa League .

Manchester United have been drawn against Celta de Vigo in the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League.

United beat Anderlecht in extra-time in Thursday night’s quarter-final second leg, with a superb Marcus Rashford goal bailing the Red Devils out after a poor performance against the Belgian side.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as in the first leg, opened the scoring at Old Trafford – but Algerian international Sofiane Hanni equalised for the visitors, and the 1-1 scoreline at full-time meant an extra period had to be played.

Jose: Martial like a new player

  Jose: Martial like a new player Jose Mourinho praised Antony Martial's performance against Burnley, describing it as like having a "new player" in his squad.Jose Mourinho praised Antony Martial's performance against Burnley, as Manchester United strolled to a 2-0 win, describing it as like having a "new player" in his squad.

Leicester-Atlético, Dortmund-Monaco, Juventus-Barcelona and Bayern-Real Madrid were the Champions League quarter- final ties as Celta Vigo drew Genk in the Europa League last eight.

Manchester United have been drawn to face Celta Vigo in the semi - final of the Europa League , with Ajax facing Lyon in the other tie. I just want to think that against Everton we are going to do what we tried to do [ against West Brom], to try to play with our best team and try to win the match,” Mourinho

When Fellaini’s knock-down fell to Rashford in the box, the youngster had a lot to do, but he beat two defenders with a deft touch and rolled it in to send United to a European semi-final.

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Celta de Vigo also beat a Belgian side on their way to the semi-final. The Spanish side, who are currently 10th place in La Liga, beat Genk 4-3 on aggregate in their Europa League quarter-final.

The first leg of the semi-final will be played at Celta’s Bailaidos stadium on Thursday 4th May, with the return leg at Old Trafford a week later on Thursday 11th May.

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Mourinho expects Man City to finish in top four .
The Manchester United boss believes his side will be in a race with Liverpool and Arsenal for the final Champions League spotManchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes rivals City will finish in the top four in the Premier League.

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