Manchester United face Spanish opposition in Europa League

Jose Mourinho's side will play Celta Vigo in the semi-finals

Manchester United face Spanish opposition in Europa League

Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Europa League quarter-final second leg against Anderlecht. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Manchester United will face Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals.

Jose Mourinho's side will meet the La Liga side for the first time in European football. On Thursday night, United defeated Anderlecht after extra-time, while Celta Vigo drew with Genk to advance to the last-four.

The Europa League is the only major European title, Manchester United have never won. The club have previously won three European Cups/Champions Leagues and were Cup Winner's Cup champions in 1991.

Celta Vigo have also never won the competition, but reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup on three occasions. They have never won a major European title.

Ajax and Lyon will meet the the other semi-final. The two sides needed extra-time to reach the final four. Ajax lost 3-2 to Schalke to advance 4-3 on aggregate. In Istanbul. Lyon needed penalties to overcome Besiktas.

The semi-finals take place on May 4th and 11th. The Friends Arena, just outside Stockholm, Sweden will host the Final on May 24th.

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