Jose Mourinho is aware that Manchester United is a club that “wants trophies," meaning that the Europa League must be prioritised over the Premier League. Following a 2-1 victory over Burnley that leaves United one point behind arch-rivals Manchester City ahead of a derby date on Thursday, the Red Devils boss said: “If we beat Celta Vigo, we go to the final and, yes, it is important to us to play Champions League, but this club wants trophies.
Lionel Messi feels Barcelona have taken an important step towards winning La Liga with their sensational 3-2 win over Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu, but has warned they still have a long way to go. Defeat on Sunday would have effectively ended the Catalans' title hopes, but Messi's stoppage-time winner – his 500th goal for the club – saw them move level on points with their arch-rivals instead. Madrid will move three points clear of Barcelona again if they see off Celta Vigo in their game in hand, but the Argentine forward remains optimistic over his side's chances of retaining the title.