Celta the underdogs – Alvarez

Celta Vigo goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez believes his side are underdogs going into their Europa League semi final against ‘clear favourites’ Manchester United.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper, who has amassed over 100 appearances for the Galicians, believes the budget discrepancies between the two clubs gives the English Premier League side the edge.

“United are clear favourites because of the budget and the players they have,” Alvarez told Faro de Vigo.

"However, we will fight until the end. We are experiencing a dream, while for them it's a duty to be in the semi finals."

In a double interview, striker John Guidetti added: "For Manchester not to reach the final would be a disaster because it's a club that needs to play in the Champions League.

"It's Manchester United, the biggest club in the world.

"But above all, it's a Europa League semi final. We've got two more games and we can be in the final – and that is incredible."

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