Manchester United remain ravaged by injury problems as they head into their Europa League semi-final with Celta Vigo.
The La Liga outfit have won just two of their last six games, drawing one and losing the other three, a run which has left them 11th in the table.
Like United, however, Europe is now their priority. The Red Devils haven’t been on the best of runs themselves, drawing eight of their last 14 in all competitions.
Jose Mourinho’s men have big problems at home in the Premier League, but in Europe, it’s on the road they tend to struggle. Given the lack of first-choice players available to him, the United boss will presumably take a draw from the first leg at the Balaídos, which is at 11/5. Marcus Rashford is at 4/1 to score and United win, but while the youngster has been in great form leading the line in the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it’s going to be difficult for his side to get anything comprehensive in Spain.
Both teams to score is at evens, and United have only kept two clean sheets away from home in the tournament so far. That task is going to be even taller if Eric Bailly is out, with both the centre-back and Luke Shaw having been forced off through injury in the 1-1 draw against Swansea.
It might sound like one of Mourinho’s tiresome excuses, but his side are seriously understrength as they go in pursuit of their second trophy of the season. The two sides will play out the return leg at Old Trafford in a week’s time.