Ander Herrera states his prediction for Celta Vigo v Man United

Ander Herrera warns Manchester United that the Red Devils are set for a stern test against Celta Vigo in the Europa League

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera Photo: Tag Heuer

Ander Herrera has warned Manchester United that they are in for a very tough test when they take on Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday night.

The Red Devils head into the crunch European game looking to return to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-1 draw with Swansea City at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

Manchester United are currently outside of the top four in the Premier League and know that victory in the Europa League this season would guarantee their place in next season”s Champions League.

However, Herrera has warned that Manchester United are facing a tough test in trying to reach the Europa League final by overcoming Celta Vigo.

Herrera told Onda Cero: “Celta is a very complicated team, with players that have a lot of quality. In theory, we are the strongest team left in the competition but we have to respect all of our rivals because otherwise, they can surprise us.

“My team-mates ask me about Celta because a lot is at stake for us in this tie. I tell them to remember that Athletic side that won at Old Trafford because it’s very similar.

“They have a coach who is more or less from the same school, what [former Athletic boss] Marcelo Bielsa was is what Berizzo is. They are an attack-minded side, one that doesn’t speculate.”

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Manchester United do not have long to rest after their trip to Spain as they turn their attentions back to Premier League affairs and their crunch clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Sunday.

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