Manchester United's Shaw set for another spell on sidelines

"Thinking about us as a team, winning this competition would be a good achievement and would allow us to be back in the Champions League", Mourinho said.

'It's the only competition that Manchester United have never won and it would be great to close that circle and say we are a club that won every single competition in the football world, ' he said.

The Portuguese sees the Europa League as a viable route into the Champions League for next term, as the Red Devils try to fight their way into the top four in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho has belittled the competition in the past but reiterated that winning it with United was his priority.

Jamie Carragher has dismissed Jose Mourinho's complaints over Manchester United's fixture schedule.

Seventh-placed Everton have a trip to Swansea this weekend and can overtake Arsenal if they lose to Mourinho's men.

"But the most important thing for us is that United doesn't have this trophy yet".

"There are high levels of fatigue", he added, "big match after big match". There's no doubt which team will be fresher on Thursday.




Utd were held to draws at both Rostov and Anderlecht and in fact have won just two of their last eight Europa League away games since the start of last season.

Top scorer Alexandre Lacazette and French global Corentin Tolisso have travelled with the squad, but are both doubtful.

The striker was hurt late in the second leg of Lyon's quarterfinal match against Besiktas, which ended with Lyon advancing via a penalty shootout. If he starts, he can not finish the game, but if from the bench, no problem.

His best moment this season came when he scored the opener and set up Jonny for the victor as Celta handed Real Madrid their first home defeat in 11 months in a 2-1 win.

Ajax haven't reached a European final since the vintage of the likes of Edwin Van der Sar, Edgar Davids and Jari Litmanen lost the 1996 Champions League final to Juventus on penalties. "The Europa League has been a long competition and thank God we have regained two of the defenders", said Valencia on the topic of team news.

Celta's focus on scoring means the team has exposed its defence to some beatings this season, while also producing major upsets.

The men from Galicia have beaten both Real Madrid and Barcelona at least once this season and have been a thorn in the flesh for the duo for quite a few seasons now. Without Orellana, it has eliminated Shakhtar Donetsk, Krasnodar, and Genk in the Europa League's knockout rounds.

Familiar faces include John Guidetti and Iago Aspas who played for Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.

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