United to face Celta Vigo in Europa semis


Manchester United will face Spanish La Liga club Celta Vigo in the semi final of the Europe League after yesterday’s draw in Switzerland.

The Reds, who overcame Anderlecht  after extra-time at Old Trafford, 3-2 on aggregate, fave the La Liga, who saw off Genk in the previous round and have been prioritising the competition of late. 

The ties will be played on Thursday 4 and 11 May, with the first leg at the Balaidos Stadium and the second game at Old Trafford, and a 20:05 BST kick-off on both occasions. 

The clubs have never met before, Celta are coached by Eduardo Berizzo and currently lie in 10th place in Spain’s top flight.

The other semi-final pits Ajax against Lyon and the prize for the victors of both ties is a place in the final at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on 24 May.