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Player ratings as Man Utd sneak into Europa League final at Celta Vigo's expense

All of Mourinho's men rated out of 10
All of Mourinho's men rated out of 10

Manchester United scraped through to the Europa League final with a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford against La Liga outfit Celta.

Reaching the May 24 finale was far from straightforward, though, as Marouane Fellaini's first-half header was cancelled out by Facundo Roncaglia five minutes from the end of the semi-final second leg.

The drama did not end there as Celta's goalscorer and Eric Bailly were sent off as tempers frayed, with United holding out for a 1-1 draw that saw them reach the Stockholm finale 2-1 on aggregate.

Ratings:

SERGIO ROMERO: Preferred ahead of David De Gea like so many times during this Europa League campaign, the Argentina international again produced a solid display. Jose Mourinho has a tough decision to make for the final. 7/10

ANTONIO VALENCIA: Back after missing Sunday's league defeat Arsenal, the stand-in captain was not at the same level he has set this season. 6

ERIC BAILLY: The defender has enjoyed a promising first campaign at Old Trafford but lost his cool by raising his hand and being sent off. Nearly cost his side. 4

DALEY BLIND: At times the versatile Dutchman is guilty of defensive naivety - something evident against Celta. Who would have thought United would miss Marcos Rojo so much? 5

MATTEO DARMIAN: Given an extended run in the team, the dependable if unadventurous full-back had it tough dealing with Iago Aspas. 6

ANDER HERRERA: The midfielder helped deny the club his father once worked for a place in the final. Not one of Herrera's most imposing displays, but worked diligently in the middle. 7

PAUL POGBA: Unaffected by the background noise surrounding his world-record move to Old Trafford, the France international offered an attacking option and defensive shield. 7

MAROUANE FELLAINI: The divisive Belgian ruffled a few feathers in Vigo last week and headed United into a 17th-minute lead, meeting Marcus Rashford's cross with a typically commanding header. 7

JESSE LINGARD: Not the most enthralling attacking display but there was no faulting the winger's work rate. 6

HENRIKH MKHITARYAN: The Armenian has played an integral role in the club's progress in the competition and worked tirelessly, receiving a pat on the back from Mourinho as he made way for Michael Carrick. 7

MARCUS RASHFORD: The 19-year-old broke Galician hearts with his decisive first-leg free-kick and again made an impact with the superb cross headed home by Fellaini. His movement again was troublesome. 7

Subs

MICHAEL CARRICK (for Mkhitaryan, 77): An experienced introduction as the clock wound down, not that it helped stem the Celta tide. 6

WAYNE ROONEY (for Lingard, 86): The United captain, along with his team-mates, had to dig deep. 6

CHRIS SMALLING (for Rashford, 89): Had little time to make an impact in a frantic ending. 6