United beat Celta (0-1) in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Europa League. A goal from Rashford made the difference. In a week time, Old Trafford will host the second leg.
Manchester United took a big leap forward in their aim to reach the final of the Europa League, that will be played at Solna. The Red Devils, with Mata back on the bench, won Celta at Balaídos (0-1), thanks to a stunning free-kick from Rashford. Sergio Álvarez’s performance, local keeper, kept it goal save until the 67th minute. From that moment on, Mourinho’s men defended the result till the end. The second leg of the semi-finals will be decided at Old Trafford.
Juan, whose quick recovery has been praised by the Portuguese coach, didn’t came on the pitch. However, his return will be key for United to face the challenges left until the end of the season. The first of them, Sunday’s clash against Arsenal.