MANCHESTER UNITED WIN EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI FINAL

Marouane Fellaini scored Man United's lone goal in Thursday's Europa League 1-1 draw v Celta Vigo.

MANCHESTER UNITED WIN EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI FINAL

Manchester United 1-1 Celta Vigo (2-1 agg.)

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Manchester United's 1-1 Europa League semi-final second-leg draw with Spanish side Celta Vigo (2-1 agg) at Old Trafford on Thursday sees the titan English side advance to the Europa League Final.

On target for manager Jose Mourinho’s plan, Manchester United is one win away from qualifying for the Champions League. United, who progressed 2-1 on aggregate, were only seconds from being knocked out, but John Guidetti missed an easy chance for Celta Vigo in the final minute of stoppage time, both teams having been reduced to 10 men following red cards for Eric Bailly and Facundo Roncaglia after a late clash.

Bailly's dismissal, for lashing out at Guidetti, means he will miss the final against Ajax in Stockholm, leaving Manchester United without their best defender in a crucial game they must win in order to qualify for next season's Champions League tournament. Marcos Rojo will also miss the final due to a cruciate ligament injury. Bailly's absence will leave a huge hole in the Reds back four. Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, who have both been subjected to stinging criticism from Red boss Jose Mourinho in recent weeks, will compete for the right to partner with Daley Blind.

United will face Ajax in the Europa League final after a narrow win in Spain on Thursday, followed by a hard fought 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. Ajax are weak at the back and have not gotten a win on the road in Europe for six games. The Europa League Final promises to be an exciting night in Stockholm for Manchester United and Ajax fans.

Marouane Fellaini came through as a hero with his crucial header sending his side through. Fellaini has prospered and improved under Mourinho’s wing, and the Belgian midfielder with big hair repaid his manager's faith in him with a crucial first-half goal against Celta Vigo that put United in control of this Europa League semifinal. Fellaini who was sent off for head-butting Manchester City's superstar striker Sergio Aguero last month is becoming a man for the big occasion; today’s goal against Celta was his third in semifinals for United. When Jose Mourinho selects Fellaini, the Reds lose the ability to control the midfield as the former Everton man is often picked ahead of Michael Carrick alongside Ander Herrera. When Mourinho goes with Carrick, United seem to control the passing and tempo of the game better.

Against Ajax in the Europa League final later this month, United will again face a team confident in possession, so Mourinho has a big choice to make – whether to go with Carrick's experience or is Fellaini's goal scoring potential. It is a big call and one that could decide whether United win in Stockholm or come back empty-handed.

The Europa League’s upcoming clash between giant clubs Manchester United and Ajax in the final in Stockholm will boost the competition's apeal. On May 24, Stockholm will see two clubs with 10 major European trophies between them battle it out for glory and silverware in the Friends Arena.

Ajax have already secured Champions League qualification for next season through by winning the Dutch Eredivisie league title this season, so they will travel to Sweden without the added pressure. Ajax are a titan club with a glittering tradition and will go head to head with Man United with the belief and winning mentality that comes from being one of Europe's most successful clubs.

If United win the final against Ajax, they will be back in the Champions League and will join Peter Bosz's Ajax, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Chelsea as the only clubs to win all of UEFA's major trophies: the European Cup, which was replaced by the Champions League; the Cup Winners' Cup, which is now defunct; the Super Cup; and the UEFA Cup, which was replaced by the Europa League.

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Marouane Fellaini scored Man United's lone goal in Thursday's Europa League 1-1 draw v Celta Vigo.

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The much anticipated UEFA Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals draw took place this morning with the following results:

Champions League quarter-final draw: Atlético Madrid v Leicester City; Borussia Dortmund v Monaco; Bayern Munich v Real Madrid; Juventus v Barcelona.

Europa quarter-final draw: Anderlecht (Bel) vs Manchester United (Eng), Celta Vigo (Spa) vs Genk (Bel), Ajax (Hol) vs Schalke 04 (Ger), Lyon (Fra) vs Besiktas (Tur).

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FA CUP: MANCHESTER UNITED 4-0 READING

Wayne Rooney scored his 249th goal to equal Manchester United's scoring record today

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Wayne Rooney 7
Anthony Martial 15
Marcus Rashford 75
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Manchester United's season has taken a definite upswing on the road to Premier League silverware and a spot in next season's Champions League! United’s joint top goal scorer in history Wayne Rooney has won every domestic title and trophy after the Red Devils defeated Crystal Palace 1-2 in the 2016 FA Cup Final.

Titan Premier League club Manchester United have won eight consecutive matches for the first time since September 2009. Veteran Manchester United superstar striker and team captain Wayne Rooney equaled United's goal scoring record today. Anthony Martial scored after Rooney, and teenager Marcus Rashford scored twice as United easily beat Reading 4-0 in the FA Cup third round on Saturday at Old Trafford as Manchester United continued their defence of the coveted FA Cup trophy at home against Championship club Reading, managed by former Man United defender Jaap Stam. FA Cup holders Man United powered through to the FA Cup fourth round.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said after the match, “We know that Wayne Rooney will be the best scorer” for the club after the England captain equaled Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal scoring record during their 4-0 victory against Reading in the FA Cup third round.

In United’s eighth win in a row, Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's joint all-time leading scorer as the holders cruised into the FA Cup fourth round. Rooney earned his 249th goal for United within 10 minutes to match the 44-year-old record of Sir Bobby Charlton, who was at the match watching.

Anthony Martial added a second in the first half. Marcus Rashford added the third then doubled his tally after an error by Reading keeper Ali Al-Habsi.

The loss marked the Old Trafford return for Reading boss and former United defender Jaap Stam, whose team was outclassed throughout the matchNext for United is Tuesday's EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Hull.

Rooney has featured for United in 543 games for the club since arriving from Everton in a £27m transfer in 2004.With only seven minutes on the clock United skipper Rooney put his right knee to Juan Mata's lofted pass to guide the ball beyond Reading goalie Al-Habsi to score.

“Rooney's landmark strike arrived 215 matches and four seasons quicker than Charlton's 249th, which came in a 2-0 victory over Southampton in March 1973.”

Young Frenchman Martial added United's second after 15 minutes and again Rooney was involved, playing the go-between in a one-two that resulted in the 21-year-old advancing unchallenged before curling in a lovely finish. Rooney came close to a historic 250th United goal when his close-range follow-up hit the leg of the sprawling Al-Habsi. Rashford scored his first goal in 18 games.

Wayne Rooney said it was an honor to be one of Manchester United’s two top goal scorers in the history of the club.

"To do it at such a massive club like Manchester United, I am hugely honoured and it is really proud moment for me. It was not something I could have imagined. You don't think that far ahead, but I have been at this club a long time, it is a huge part of my life and it is an honour to be up there alongside Sir Bobby”, said Rooney. "You want to do records in front of your home fans and we have got two home games coming up and hopefully I can get the next one in one of those."

Jose Mourinho, United manager, was happy with his side’s professional performance.

"I am happy because it was a professional job from minute one. We knew Reading could create difficulties, especially if you allow them to settle in the game,” said Mourinho. "It is also good for me to see some of the players that are not starting in many games - they are good physically and I can count on them for the rest of the season.”

Squads

Manchester United

Romero; Young, Smalling, Rojo, Blind; Carrick, Fellaini; Mata, Rooney, Martial; Rashford. Subs: Pogba, Ibrahimovic, Mkhitaryan, Schweinsteiger, Fosu-Mensah, Jones, J Pereira.

Reading

Al-Habsi; Gunter, Van Den Berg, L Moore, Blackett; Williams, Evans, Kelly; McCleary, Kermorgant, Beerens. Subs: S Moore, Cooper, Swift, Obita, Samuel, Meite, Watson.

Referee: Andre Marriner

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Anthony Marcial celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Emirates FA Cup third round match

Marcus Rashford scores his side's third and fourth goals during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Man United and Reading at Old Trafford

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Man Utd captain, Wayne Rooney scores his sides first goal during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Man United and Reading

Wayne Rooney scores his sides first goal during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford on January 7, 2017.

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford on January 7, 2017.

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford on January 7, 2017.

Wayne Rooney scores his sides first goal during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford on January 7, 2017.

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Jusn Mata Hired by Man United

Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Chelsea for the transfer of Spaniard Juan Mata for a club-record fee, thought to be around £37m.

"Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Chelsea Football Club for the transfer of Juan Mata for a club-record fee. The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course," said the Man United website statement.

Chelsea has hired Basel's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah as a replacement.

"Chelsea Football Club has reached an agreement with Manchester United for the transfer of Juan Mata. The move is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms," the club stated.

Mata joined Chelsea from Valencia in 2011 for £23m and signed with Man td for £37m. The Red Devils' previous record transfer was the £30.75m they paid to Tottenham Hotspur for striker Dimitar Berbatov in 2008.

Mata was Chelsea' Player of the Year in his first two seasons at the club.

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