Lewis Ambrose

Two further injuries for Manchester United ahead of Europa League semi-final

Injuries to Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly on Sunday will have José Mourinho cursing his luck ahead of a Europa League semi-final.

Manchester United travel to Spain on Wednesdsay ahead of the first leg of their semi-final clash with Celta Vigo and a growing injury list is a cause for concern.

Sunday’s game against Swansea City saw Wayne Rooney start in midfield due to a Paul Pogba injury and Marouane Fellaini suspension.

There are even bigger concerns in defence, where Shaw and Bailly join the already injured Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

The most natural pairing for Thursday’s game would most likely be midfielders Michael Carrick and Daley Blind.

With Zlatan Ibrahimović also out, a number of youngsters will have to make up the squad.

There is some better news for United fans as Juan Mata returned to the bench earlier than expected on Sunday and Marouane Fellaini will be available for the game against Celta Vigo after missing Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Swansea due to a domestic suspension.