A sixty seventh minute Marcus Rashford’s free-kick has put the Reds in the ascendancy with a 1-0 victory over Celta Vigo in the first-leg of their Europa league semi-final in Spain but the striker carrying an injury before the game kicked off was forced off the field soon after.
The crucial away goal means United will be confident of finishing the job in the second leg at Old Trafford next Thursday against a disappointing Spanish team in front of their own fans.
Indeed United could have come away with an even bigger lead but for Sergio Alvarez in the Celta Vigo goal who saved well from Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard in the first half.
Jose Mourinho welcomed back fit-again Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini, who is serving a domestic ban, to his midfield, while Eric Bailly started in defence despite limping out of the previous game against Swansea City. Sergio Romero kept his place in goal after starting both legs of the quarter-final.