The fixtures are never ending for Manchester United at present but Thursday’s trip to Celta Vigo is vital in the Red Devils’ pursuit of a second trophy this season.
Whilst Jose Mourinho has already secured the EFL Cup this season, the Europa League will surely all but confirm a successful first season at Old Trafford for the former Chelsea boss meaning that he will be able to push on to greater things with the club next season.
This is a common view in the Transfer Tavern and our landlord says the foundations are in place in the red half of Manchester which will certainly see a busy transfer period occur over the summer with many big names being linked with United.
With that said, the season is not over yet and Thursday’s Europa League tie sees United take on Celta Vigo in the first leg of the semi final of the competition. Though many of the Red Devils in the Tavern feel this could be a walk over for their side, our landlord has warned that this Celta Vigo side have beaten both Real Madrid and Barcelona at points this season and with United looking stricken by injuries in their defence, it may be a tougher game than first imagined.
Along with his words of wisdom, our landlord has outlined the XI Mourinho needs to pick in order to get a result in the first leg of this one.
Let’s take a look at his selection…