TEAM NEWS: Man Utd unchanged for Europa League semi-final second leg

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Jose Mourinho was able to name an unchanged side at Old Trafford, after making several alterations for his team's defeat to Arsenal at the weekend

Jose Mourinho has named the same Manchester United starting XI that won the first leg of their Europa League semi-final for Thursday's return fixture against Celta Vigo.

With the Red Devils up 1-0 after the first leg, Mourinho will hope to see his side finish the job and advance to the final on May 24 in Solna, Sweden.

In total, there are eight changes from the team which lost 2-0 to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, with the bench also identical to the one which helped to secure the win in Vigo last week save for Phil Jones stepping in for the injured Ashley Young.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw also out with season-ending injuries, the XI chosen by the Portuguese represents his strongest available line-up. That backs up his claims in recent weeks that the Europa League is now United's number one target despite them retaining an outside hope of qualifying for the Champions League through finishing in the top four of the Premier League.

United are looking to win the Europa League in any of its guises for the first time in their history. 

Man Utd XI: Romero, Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Darmian, Ander Herrera, Fellaini, Lingard, Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Rashford

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Subs: De Gea, Smalling, Jones, Carrick, Mata, Martial, Rooney

Celta XI: Sergio, Mallo, Radoja, Pablo Hernandez, Guidetti, Iago Aspas, Sisto, Wass, Jonny, Cabral, Roncaglia.

Subs: Villar, Fontas, Diaz, Bongonda, Beauvue, Jozabed, Sergi Gomez.

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