Celta Vigo vs Manchester United live streaming

Jose Mourinho has conceded that the club’s hopes of the Champions League rest on this competition and could well prove to be a defining moment for United over the next few seasons

Manchester 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.

Manchester United vs Celta Vigo live

VIGO, SPAIN – MAY 04: Hugo Mallo of RC Celta in action against Anthony Martial of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain.

(Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images) (Octavio Passos)Manchester United play host to Celta Vigo in the second leg of the Europa League semifinals on Thursday.

Coverage begins at noon and the game is schedule to kick off at 12:05 p.m. Pacific time from Old Trafford, in Manchester, England.

United are looking at Europa League as their best chance to qualify for Champions League after they faltered in their quest to finish in the Premier League’s top four.

The Red Devils come in with a 1-0 lead after defeating Celta Vigo in the first semifinal leg in Spain.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho defended his decision to prioritise the Europa League ahead of the semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo on Thursday.

Celta Vigo are in 12th place in La Liga and are looking at Europa League as their best bet for any glory this season.

Pregame coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time.

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The Red Devils have been dealt a major blow with the news of Ashley Young being likely to miss out the rest of the season due to a hamstring injury he picked up towards the end of the first leg against Celta Vigo. Other than that, the Red Devils have no fresh injury concerns ahead of this game.
It shouldn’t be much of a big deal for this upcoming match since they still have a strong squad after resting their key players for their Arsenal fixture which they lost 2-0. A good rest should ensure all those players are back to play to the best of their abilities against the Spanish club.

In fact, Jose Mourinho did admit that he was aware of not having enough players to rotate since none of the players could’ve recovered so quickly. Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Mourinho said, “Since the last injuries, we know that nobody will recover on time, even to play the last match of the season, so the ones out will be out for the season,” he said. “But people are ready, fresh, with a big desire to play the game.”