Marcus Rashford Free-Kick Gives Manchester United First-Leg Lead

Young striker Marcus Rashford's superb free-kick gave Manchester United control of their UEFA Europa League semi-final versus Celta Vigo.

The England International curling effort not only gave Manchester United the lead, but also a precious away goal going into next Thursday's second leg at Old Trafford.

With the Red Devil outside the Premier League's top four - a point behind Pep Gaurdiola side Manchester City and four off third-placed Liverpool - the Europa League perhaps represents their best opportunity of earning a place in next season's UEFA Champions League.

They looked to have spurned their best chances in northern Spain - three times they were denied in the first half by Celta Vigo goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez.

As the home side improved, United's wastefulness seemed increasingly important, only for the 19-year-old striker to produce the sort of quality needed to beat the excellent Alvarez.

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