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Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates as he scores their first goal with Antonio Valencia during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates as he scores their first goal with Antonio Valencia during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal against RC Celta during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal against RC Celta during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford (right) goes off injured during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PA

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford (right) goes off injured during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PA

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Manchester United's Ecuadorian defender Antonio Valencia (L) vies with Celta Vigo's Swedish forward John Guidetti during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United's Ecuadorian defender Antonio Valencia (L) vies with Celta Vigo's Swedish forward John Guidetti during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04:  Marcus Rashford of Manchester United shakes hands with Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United as he is substituted during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United shakes hands with Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United as he is substituted during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Manchester United's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho celebrates their opener during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho celebrates their opener during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

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Celta Vigo's forward Iago Aspas reacts after missing a chance to score during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

Celta Vigo's forward Iago Aspas reacts after missing a chance to score during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester United's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho gestures as he celebrates their opener during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho gestures as he celebrates their opener during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04:  Sergio Alvarez of Celta Vigo fails to stop Marcus Rashford of Manchester United (not pictured) from scoring their first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Sergio Alvarez of Celta Vigo fails to stop Marcus Rashford of Manchester United (not pictured) from scoring their first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Manchester United's Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero (L) clears the ball during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United's Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero (L) clears the ball during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini (L) vies with Celta Vigo's Chilean midfielder Pablo Hernandez during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini (L) vies with Celta Vigo's Chilean midfielder Pablo Hernandez during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. AFP/Getty Images

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Nemanja Radoja (L) of RC Celta in action against Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Nemanja Radoja (L) of RC Celta in action against Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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Celta Vigo's Argentinian coach Eduardo Berizzo gestures on the sideline during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

Celta Vigo's Argentinian coach Eduardo Berizzo gestures on the sideline during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini appeals to match referee Sergei Karasaev as receives a yellow card for a foul on Celta Vigo's Pablo Hernandez (floor) during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini appeals to match referee Sergei Karasaev as receives a yellow card for a foul on Celta Vigo's Pablo Hernandez (floor) during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Hugo Mallo of RC Celta in action against Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Hugo Mallo of RC Celta in action against Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Daniel Wass of RC Celta reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Daniel Wass of RC Celta reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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Celta Vigo's Argentinian defender Gustavo Cabral (front) vies with Manchester United's forward Marcus Rashford during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

Celta Vigo's Argentinian defender Gustavo Cabral (front) vies with Manchester United's forward Marcus Rashford during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Daniel Wass of RC Celta reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Daniel Wass of RC Celta reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04:  Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United reacts during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United reacts during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04:  Paul Pogba of Manchester United gives a thumbs up during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Paul Pogba of Manchester United gives a thumbs up during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Manchester United's Ivorian defender Eric Bailly (L) vies with Celta Vigo's Swedish forward John Guidetti during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United's Ivorian defender Eric Bailly (L) vies with Celta Vigo's Swedish forward John Guidetti during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester United fans in the stands during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Manchester United fans in the stands during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Fans of RC Celta during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Fans of RC Celta during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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Celta Vigo's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Radoja (L) vies with Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

Celta Vigo's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Radoja (L) vies with Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba during their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Fans of RC Celta during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Fans of RC Celta during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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Celta Vigo fans in the stands during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Celta Vigo fans in the stands during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Fans of RC Celta during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Fans of RC Celta during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Fans of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Fans of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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Celta de Vigo's supporters cheer their team before their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

Celta de Vigo's supporters cheer their team before their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

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Fans take their seats in the stands prior to the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Fans take their seats in the stands prior to the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

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A Celta de Vigos's fan waves a flag outside the stadium before their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

A Celta de Vigos's fan waves a flag outside the stadium before their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

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Fans take their seats in the stands prior to the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Fans take their seats in the stands prior to the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final, first leg match, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Celta Vigo. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire

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Celta de Vigos's fans cheer their team outside the stadium before their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

Celta de Vigos's fans cheer their team outside the stadium before their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

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A Celta de Vigos's fan brandishes a scarf outside the stadium before their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

A Celta de Vigos's fan brandishes a scarf outside the stadium before their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04:  Celta Vigo fans await their team's arrival prior to kickoff during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Celta Vigo fans await their team's arrival prior to kickoff during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Celta de Vigos's fans cheer their team as their bus arrives before their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

Celta de Vigos's fans cheer their team as their bus arrives before their UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04:  Celta Vigo fans make their way to the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Celta Vigo fans make their way to the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04:  Celta Vigo fans make their way to the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

VIGO, SPAIN - MAY 04: Celta Vigo fans make their way to the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates as he scores their first goal with Antonio Valencia during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford free-kick secured Manchester United a first-leg lead victory over Celta Vigo to edge Jose Mourinho's men closer to the Europa League final.

England's last European representatives have travelled far and wide in their bid to win the only major continental trophy to have eluded them in their success-laden history.

Europa League glory also offers a route back to the Champions League - an increasingly important option given their Premier League struggles - and Mourinho's men are in the driving seat of this semi-final after Rashford's fine free-kick secured a 1-0 first-leg win at Celta.

The away goal could prove crucial ahead of next week's return fixture at Old Trafford, where the Spanish side face an uphill battle to progress from their first major European semi-final.

Daniel Wass had given United an early scare but the visitors edged the first half, with Celta goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez staying strong to thwart Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard.

Sergio Romero did well to deny Pione Sisto as Celta threatened to punish United's all too familiar lack of killer instinct, only for Rashford to step up to the plate yet again.

Having sent United through to semi-final with his extra-time strike against Anderlecht, the 19-year-old settled the first leg with a second-half free-kick that sent the away support - and Mourinho - wild.

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