Manchester United are on course to reach the Europa League final after edging past Celta Vigo 1-0 in the first leg of their last four clash.
Jose Mourinho’s men have seen their quest for a Premier League top four place take a hit in recent times, placing even greater pressure on achieving glory in Europe’s secondary competition as they look to return to the Champions League.
And 19-year-old Marcus Rashford has set them on their way to the final in Stockholm at the end of this month with his wonderful free-kick the difference in Vigo on Thursday night.
It means that United have a slender advantage and a crucial away goal to take to Old Trafford next Thursday, and they’ll be hot favourites to get the job down and thus advance to the showpiece on May 24, where Lyon or Ajax will be awaiting.
And several Red Devils supporters were in high spirits on social media last night after their side’s fine display in Vigo…
— Del Brunt (@del_brunt) May 4, 2017
Every United player fought like a warrior tonight. Great performance. Just the finishing is still not there, but great result. #mufc
— allterrain (@alterrain) May 4, 2017
Great performance from United at Vigo tonight! In solid shape for the return leg at Old Trafford! #MUFC
— James Williams (@jwillOHstate12) May 5, 2017
Many United fans heaped praise on Rashford and midfielder Paul Pogba after excellent performances in Spain on Thursday evening…
— Alex Jones (@jonesy2892) May 4, 2017
Pogba was brilliant today! Half the job done today Reds and btw Rashford and that free kick bring on next Thursday #MUFC
— Mr Jamie Pearson (@JayPearson92) May 4, 2017
Pogba absolutely bossed that Vigo midfield last night. Class performance! Exactly what we miss when he is not there… #mufc
— VISH MUFC (@v_shah) May 5, 2017
Marcos Rashford made the difference with a brilliant free-kick. The young lad qualities are exceptional. #MUFC
— BoLuWaJi™ (@official_bolu) May 4, 2017
While several Red Devils fans are anticipating their team reaching the final in Stockholm later this month, yet some are urging caution ahead of next week’s return leg at Old Trafford…
That feeling when you wake up and remember you’re one match away from an European final and two wins away from UCL football #MUFC
— (@TuNaLdO) May 5, 2017
— Karabu (@SifaKarabu) May 5, 2017
Really hope the team aren’t thinking the tie is won tonight. It’s a good result, but we still need to put in a top performance at OT! #MUFC
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) May 4, 2017
It not over yet guys. #mufc
— Christian Djazz (@Iamdjazz) May 4, 2017