Man United willing to play juniors in last league game, says Mourinho

Marcus Rashford's brilliant 67th minute free-kick fired United into a dominant position in the tie, yet Mourinho was frustrated that his side failed to make the most of their superiority in Spain to open up a commanding lead heading into the second leg.

Manchester United's Phil Jones (left), David de Gea and Chris Smalling (right) during the training session at the AON Complex, Manchester.

Guidetti told uefa.com: "I played in England and lived in Manchester for six years, so I follow both of the teams there". We only know that they have a massive squad with plenty of quality players. "We have two matches in one week against Celta".

It will be hard for Wenger to prepare his team without a clear idea of how United will play.

Celta Vigo, who are now 11th in La Liga, lost 3-0 to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday but coach Eduardo Berizzo rested several players including leading striker Iago Aspas.

Mourinho once labelled Wenger a "specialist in failure" and the United manager believes talk of a truce is unnecessary.

The teenager has been handed the task of filling Zlatan Ibrahimovic's boots by manager Jose Mourinho after the Swedish striker suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Alvarez then thwarted Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard in one-on-one situations in quick succession before the break as United midfielder Paul Pogba's influence began to grow.

With United lying fifth in the Premier League table, winning the Europa League could now be the best chance of reaching the Champions League for Mourinho's men.

But Spanish playmaker Juan Mata warned his team mates that seeing off Berizzo's team will not be easy.

A report has suggested the Football Association will give United the final say on whether he takes part in Poland and Press Association Sport understands nothing is set in stone yet.

Mourinho was also asked if he thought Conte was similar to himself, to which he jokingly replied: "He has black hair, I have white hair".

"We only focus on our performance", revealed the Arsenal boss.

Unlike Sevilla this season, who benefited from last season's winners Real Madrid also qualifying for the group stage as runners-up in La Liga, United will be forced to negotiate a play-off as Europa League holders. Ajax (who face Olympique Lyonnais in the other semi-final), Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Juventus are the other sides who have achieved the feat.

  • Julie Sanders