Manchester United’s biggest game of the season is almost upon us. Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils hold a 1-0 lead from the first game, and they’ll be looking to make that slender margin count. Tonight is huge, it literally is make or break for us.
The team news is officially in, and the manager has named an unchanged starting XI from the first leg that did so well last time out. This makes a whole lot of sense because out in Spain last week, we looked by far the better team.
I’m delighted to see Sergio Romero remain in goal because he has been outstanding for us in Europe this season. It’s also excellent to see Antonio Valencia captain the side after yet another solid season from the man from Ecuador. Eric Bailly and Daley Blind form the centre-back partnership, with Matteo Darmian making up the back four.
Marouane Fellaini comes back into the mix after missing out at the weekend due to his domestic ban, and Paul Pogba also starts as he was rested for the Arsenal game. Ander Herrera starts as per usual.
A front three of Jesse Lingard, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford indicates that United will look to play on the counter this evening, in order to catch Celta out as they search for the all-important goal they crave.
Romero; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Darmian; Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Rashford.
Subs: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Carrick, Mata, Rooney, Martial
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