Manchester United got just their third win in 23 visits to Spain thanks to a brilliant Marcus Rashford free-kick in the second half against Celta, they are big favourites to qualify for the Europa League final, but Jose Mourinho said again and again after the game that the result should have been even better, and the qualification already secured.
I am very pleased with the performance but not with the result. We played well enough to have the result closed but now we have to go and play at Old Trafford
the Portuguese manager told reporters in Vigo, having seen Rashford, but also Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan denied in the first half by Celta goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez.
At half-time it should have been three or at least two, but the result is open. We tried to win the match. We missed chances but the team played well, they were compact against a team who are difficult to play against
Mourinho added. Manchester United are hosting Celta next Thursday in the return leg, while on Sunday they are traveling to London to face Arsenal in the Premier League, in a game that Mourinho is expected to rest some players.