Manchester United injury problems ease on eve of clash with Celta Vigo
Yet the medical experts have no confirmed that Shaw will not play for United again this season, with his uncertain future leaving a cloud over whether he has played his last game for the club.
Rashford, who netted an extra-time victor against Anderlecht in the quarterfinals, drove a right-foot strike over the wall and into the far left corner in the 67th minute, securing United the advantage going into the second leg in Manchester next week.
Coming away with a result against a side which has seemingly forgotten how to lose will be extremely tough, albeit with boss Jose Mourinho suffering from a significant injury crisis.
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“They were not far superior from us and we were close so it’s not impossible”. Obviously they’ve got a good manager, a fantastic stadium, and they’re one of the favourites to win the Europa League. Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian would slot on the right and left flanks, respectively.
And while sources have told ESPN FC that Shaw could be out for the rest of the season, Bailly was back training along with longer-term absentees Smalling and Jones before the squad’s scheduled flight to northern Spain later on Wednesday.
The Swede said: “We believed from the start that we could get to the final”.
“It’s very important that the players are strong mentally and enjoy a hard atmosphere here and then to wish that at home we get the best out of Old Trafford”, Mourinho told MUTV.
But it now looks as though he will have more options at his disposal, while Pogba’s return after missing the last two matches is more welcome news.
United will receive a huge boost with Paul Pogba’s return, and the French starlet will play on his regular AMC role.
Here is video footage of Juan Mata training at the Theatre of Dreams.