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UEFA Europa League News

Apr 25

Celta v Man. United background

Unbeaten in their last five European games, Celta will look to create a major upset in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals and get to the Stockholm decider at the expense of Manchester United.

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Apr 25

Ajax v Lyon background

Ajax are within sight of the UEFA Europa League final as they welcome Lyon for their semi-final opener, and will hope their excellent home form can help pave the way to Stockholm.

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Apr 23

United all smiles, Ajax, Lyon and Celta suffer

Manchester United made light of Zlatan Ibrahimović’s injury absence to close on the top four in England, but fellow semi-finalists Celta Vigo, Lyon and Ajax all suffered defeats.

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Apr 23

United all smiles, Ajax and Celta suffer

Manchester United made light of Zlatan Ibrahimović’s absence to close on the top four in England, while their semi-final rivals Celta suffered defeat and Ajax’s title hopes took a hit.

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Apr 21

Celta v Man.United: past meetings, stats and reaction

Celta are meeting United for the first time in the semi-finals, but they have a former Red in their ranks as they look to end the English side’s bid for the last UEFA trophy that eludes them.

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Apr 21

Ajax v Lyon: past meetings, stats and reaction

Ajax have yet to lose in four European encounters with Lyon, but the only former UEFA Cup winners among the semi-finalists this season have to reckon with a lethal attacking force.

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Apr 21

#UEL semi-final draw: Ajax v Lyon, Celta v Man. United

Celta Vigo and Manchester United will meet for the first time in this season’s UEFA Europa League semi-finals, with Ajax and Lyon drawn against each other in the other tie.

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Apr 21

Fans electrocuted watching Man Utd match

At least seven people died after an electric cable fell on fans in Nigeria, police say.

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Apr 21

Manchester United draw Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final

  • Manchester United have been drawn to face Celta Vigo in the semi-final of the Europa League, with Ajax facing Lyon in the other tie

12.24pm BST

Manchester United have been drawn to face Celta Vigo in the semi-final of the Europa League, with Ajax facing Lyon in the other tie.

United reached the semi-finals by beating Anderlecht 3-2 on aggregate, with Marcus Rashford hitting an extra-time winner on Thursday night. Celta beat RC Genk after securing a 1-1 draw in Belgium, which meant they went through 3-2 on aggregate.

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So there you go. Following in the footsteps of fellow Manc Steve Coogan, United will be taking a trip to Spain. The first leg will be on May 4, with the second on May 11.

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Step forward Iago!

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But who will United play!????!!!!!??

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The first team out is…Ajax.

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Here we go…

12.12pm BST

The man doing the draw for this one is…Patrick Andersson, ex of Bayern Munich and of course a Swedish man. The final will be in Stockholm this year, in case you hadn’t joined the dots.

12.10pm BST

Quick reminder that if United draw Celta, we could be in for the prospect of Iago Aspas taking a corner in England once again.

12.06pm BST

The mayor of Stockholm is on stage. She might be a robot. Reports unconfirmed so far.

12.01pm BST

Here we go again. Pedro Pinto sashays his way onto the stage in the UEFA lecture theatre. Hopefully the representatives from the clubs aren’t flicking ink at each other.

11.48am BST

Quick reminder that this tournament does appear to now be Jose Mourinho’s priority. From a couple of weeks ago:

I just want to think that against Everton we are going to do what we tried to do [against West Brom], to try to play with our best team and try to win the match,” Mourinho said. “And after Everton we go to Sunderland with the same perspective, and then after Sunderland the Europa League comes and I don’t know. Then, it’s possible that you see me play in the Premier League with a team where I’m going to protect the players that I consider fundamental for the Europa League. But only, only if the results in the next matches put us in a situation where mathematically, it becomes almost impossible to do it.”

Related: José Mourinho may sideline league if Manchester United fail to improve

11.42am BST

Here’s how United have reached this stage of the competition, by beating Anderlecht last night, although not without some cost…

Related: Marcus Rashford’s extra-time winner takes Manchester United through

9.36am BST

Hello there. Look at you, back here for more. A quick reminder of the teams left in this Europa League draw.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/apr/21/manchester-united-in-the-europa-league-semi-final-draw-live

Apr 21

Man Utd face Celta Vigo in Europa semi

Premier League side Manchester United will face Spanish club Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

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Apr 20

José Mourinho tells injured players to be brave for Manchester United cause

• Mourinho wants Jones and Smalling to hurry back to help depleted squad
• ‘I don’t think Ibrahimovic and Rojo suffered easy injuries’

José Mourinho said Manchester United can still dream of winning the Europa League after reaching the semi-finals of the competition with victory over Anderlecht on Thursday night but implored Phil Jones and Chris Smalling to “be brave for the team” and try and accelerate recovery from injury on a night when Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were both taken off on stretchers.

The Swede injured his right knee and as he has yet to agree a new one-year deal at United there are fears the 35-year-old might never play for the club again should it prove a long-term problem.

Related: Marcus Rashford’s extra-time winner takes Manchester United through

Related: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s misfortune could still yield dividend for Manchester United | Jamie Jackson

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/20/manchester-united-jose-mourinho-anderlecht-europa-league

Apr 20

Man Utd await Europa League draw

The Champions League and Europa League semi-final draw takes place on Friday, with Man Utd’s England sole European representative.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39660200

Apr 20

Thursday round-up: how the last four qualified

Lyon reached the semi-finals after beating Beşiktaş on penalties, with Ajax and Manchester United needing extra time to book their progress. It was comparatively simple for Celta Vigo.

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Apr 20

Ibrahimovic & Rojo injuries ‘not good’

Man Utd top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo suffer suspected knee injuries during the Europa League win over Anderlecht.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39661512

Apr 20

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s misfortune could still yield dividend for Manchester United | Jamie Jackson

Ibrahimovic’s season might be over after he twisted a knee against Anderlecht but the injury allowed match-winner Marcus Rashford to switch to the centre

The final act of normal time featured the sad sight of Zlatan Ibrahimovic twisting his right knee and being taken off as the tie moved into extra time. Yet this would have a beneficial side effect for Manchester United with what happened in the 107th minute of the contest.

Ibrahimovic’s exit meant a reshuffle as on came Anthony Martial, who took Marcus Rashford’s wide-left berth, with the No19 becoming centre-forward – and his deflected left-foot finish took his side into the Europa League semi-finals.

Related: Marcus Rashford’s extra-time winner takes Manchester United through

Related: Manchester United 2-1 Anderlecht (3-2 agg): Europa League quarter-final – as it happened

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/apr/20/manchester-united-anderlecht-europa-league-zlatan-ibrahimovic

Apr 20

Who are the UEFA Europa League semi-finalists?

A one-time winner and three semi-final debutants – including a club in the hunt for their last missing European trophy – are in the mix; meet the four teams still standing in the UEFA Europa League.

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