Ander Herrera sends warning to Man United about Celta Vigo

The Manchester United midfielder warns Jose Mourinho's side that Celta Vigo will prove difficult opponents

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera Photo: Tag Heuer

Ander Herrera has warned Manchester United not to underestimate Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final clash on Thursday night.

Manchester United will take on the La Liga outfit in search of a place in the Europa League showpiece in Stockholm later this month.

The Red Devils were 3-2 aggregate winners against Belgian side Anderlecht in the previous round thanks to Marcus Rashford’s extra-time winner at Old Trafford.

Manchester United will be without a recognised centre-half for the Europa League clash after Eric Bailly joined Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling on the sidelines.

Herrera has experience of playing against Celta Vigo from the midfielder’s spell at Athletic Bilbao and Real Zaragoza in La Liga.

Speaking to Onda Sero about the challenge of taking on Celta Vigo, Herrera said: “It doesn’t matter whether they play at home or away, they always attack. They’re a very dangerous side.

“They like to have possession and they rely on high pressing. It’s a team that makes life difficult for you and they have good quality players like [Iago] Aspas.”

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Manchester United are in fifth place in the Premier League table and four points behind third-placed Liverpool in the race to secure a Champions League spot.

The Red Devils are looking to win the Europa League for the first time.

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