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


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.

This is the first time United have reached this stage of this competition, either in its current guise or when it was the UEFA Cup. Their previous best performance came in 1985, when they were defeated by Hungarian side Videoton in the quarter-finals.
However United manager Jose Mourinho won the competition with Porto in 2003 and comes up against La Liga club Celta, who have never won a major European competition.

This will be the first time United have ever faced Celta in a competitive match. The first leg, in Spain, will be played on May 4, while the return at Old Trafford will take place on May 11.

Dutch side Ajax, winners in 1992, come up against French club Lyon in the other last-four tie.
Ajax, who beat Schalke 4-3 on aggregate to reach the last four, are also experienced European campaigners. They have won the Champions League/European Cup four times previously and the Europa League/Uefa Cup once, beating Torino in the 1992 final.
Manchester United draw Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final, Ajax draw Lyon Manchester United draw Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final, Ajax draw Lyon Reviewed by Nene Sochi-Okereke on Friday, 21 April 2017 Rating: 5

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