A game away from glory
12 May 2017
Manchester United drew 1-1 against Celta de Vigo and booked a place in the final of the Europa League. 24 May and with Ajax in front, Juan Mata will try to conquer for the second time this competition.
Manchester United will fight for the Europa League title in Sweden. Celta put United in trouble until the last minute, but the result from the first leg (0-1) gives Juan Mata and his teammates the opportunity to lift the trophy. At Old Trafford, Fellaini put ManU in front in the first half. The local team controlled the tie with solvency, until five minutes to the end of the match, when Roncaglia equaliser endangered the qualification.
Juan Mata didn't play. The Asturian, whose return to the team is being made progressively after the surgery, will try to conquer his second Europa League (Mata won the 2013 edition with Chelsea). The decisive match will be played at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on 24 May. The opponent will be Ajax. At the Swedish capital, United will try to lift a trophy that is still missing in its silverware. An extra motivation for Mourinho's men.