Manchester United discovered on Friday afternoon that they will face La Liga side Celta Vigo in the semi-final of the Europa League.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 21, 2017
Jose Mourinho’s side avoided Ajax and Lyon in the draw as they attempt to win their second piece of silverware of the season.
The EFL Cup winners will face a team that will be competing in the semi-finals for the first time in the club’s history.
Celta edged into the final four with a 4-3 aggregate triumph over Genk, while United left it late to seal their progression.
A 1-1 draw with Anderlecht in Brussels set the quarter-final second leg up nicely, but it took just 10 minutes for United to score at Old Trafford and put themselves in the driving seat.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s opener was cancelled out by Sofianne Hanni just after the half-hour mark, and after a few disallowed goals from United, the match moved into extra time.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee injury caused some concern, but Marcus Rashford took on the responsibility and found the winner.
The fact that the winner of the competition earns a spot in next season’s Champions League adds more importance to the campaign.
Once the draw was announced, United fans tweeted their thoughts.
— Nabeel Hashmi (@HashmeNabeel) April 21, 2017
— CW♛ (@ClassyWazza) April 21, 2017
— Nobilson (@Nobilson) April 21, 2017
— Mohd Amirul Syafiq (@Amirulsyfq) April 21, 2017
— Tim (@TimWangYang) April 21, 2017
— Ali Rock (@AliRock56504463) April 21, 2017
— Mata's Control (@iNaheemMUFC) April 21, 2017
— Rohit Gupta (@gupta_rohit) April 21, 2017
— iSumeet (@Really_imSumeet) April 21, 2017
— Ashed Ali (@alicultivated) April 21, 2017