Celta Vigo vs Manchester United, Europa League 2016/17: Where to watch live, preview, betting odds and possible XI

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Celta Vigo take on Manchester United in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final at the Estadio de Balaidos on 4 May, Thursday.

Where to watch live

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Kick-off is at 8:05pm BST. Live coverage is on BT Sport 2. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

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Celta Vigo suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Athletic Bilbao in the last league fixture. The Spanish side are without a win in the last three matches and have managed to score only once, while conceding six goals in the process.

They made it to the last four of the Europa League after managing a 4-3 aggregate victory over Genk. This was achieved after a 3-2 victory in the first leg in Span, that gave them an advantage for the return leg.

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Eduardo Berizzo will be hoping his side can avoid a defeat when they face the Red Devils in the first leg of the semi-final clash. Celta will be looking for an upset against the English side, especially after struggling in the league in recent times.

Marcus Rashford

United enter this fixture after settling for a 1-1 draw against Swansea City in the Premier League. Wayne Rooney gave his side a lead just before the break from the penalty spot. His goal was cancelled by Gylfi Sigurdsson's brilliant free kick in the second half.

In the quarter-final of the Europe's second tier club competition, the English club managed to beat Anderlecht 3-2 on aggregate. Both the legs ended in a1-1 draw and the course of the match was decided in the extra time, with Marcus Rashford scoring the winner for the Red Devils.

Jose Mourinho will be hoping his side can seal a victory and get an advantage of scoring away goals for the return leg. United will be looking for nothing less than a win when they face Celta on Thursday.

What managers say

Eduardo Berizzo: "To do anything, you have to imagine it first. I like us to control games, to be protagonists; I don't like us to be dominated. I want the ball the maximum amount of time possible and when I don't have it I want it back. Then I want dynamism, mobility, spark, and I want us to use it well. I want us to be a team whose movements make it hard for the opposition to read us," Berizzo told the Guardian.

Jose Mourinho: "I don't think they will. That's my personal opinion. I don't think they will but I know that the players I choose will give everything, so it doesn't matter if I go with Darmian central defender, if I go with Carrick or Axel, I trust the boys. The spirit is amazing, the group is phenomenal, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba will be back for that game, so a bit more options and we try with everything we have and we go again,' Mourinho was reported as saying by the Daily Mail.

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Celta Vigo: 21/10
  • Draw: 11/5
  • Manchester United: 8/5

Team News

Ander Herrera

Celta Vigo

Possible XI: Álvarez; Mallo, Cabral, Fontas, Jonny; Hernández, Radoja, Wass; Aspas, Guidetti, Sisto.

Manchester United

Possible XI: Romero; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Darmian; Herrera, Carrick, Pogba; Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Mata.

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