The Red devils of Manchester are set to clash with the Villarreal’s Yellow Submarines in the penultimate game of the Europa League season. Each side looking to end the season on a high by adding silverware to their collection.
United got to the final by putting eight goals past Roma over two legs. Villarreal on the other hand knocked English outfit Arsenal by two goals to one. Winning once against English opposition was remarkable but is two at all conceivable?
Date, Time, Venue and Match officials
The Final takes place at the distinctive Gdansk Stadium in Poland on Wednesday, 26th May 2021 at 10.00pm EAT (8.00 GMT).
Clement Turpin (France) will be the centre referee assisted by Nicolas Ramos and Cyril Gringore (both France). François Letexier will be in charge of the VAR.
Head to head
United have faced Villarreal 4 times in the past. All four games between the two outfits have occurred in the Champions League and have ended 0-0.
Nigerian sensation Samuel Chukweze and on- loan defender Juan Foyth are all facing late fitness tests. Former Leicester midfielder Vincent Iborra is a long term absentee.
Red devils captain Harry Maguire has been included in the squad despite not making full recovery while French forward Anthony Martial is unavailable due to injury.
Spanish striker Gerrard Moreno has been prolific in front of goal this season. He has 6 goals in the Europa League and 30 goals in all competitions.
Bruno Fernandes has been United’s best player since he signed in January 2020. Solskjær will without a doubt look to him to deliver his first trophy as Manchester United manager.
Villarreal: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza; Pino, Capoue, Parejo, Trigueros: Moreno, Alcacer
Man Utd: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelöf, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani
Dennis Munene: Villarreal 1 Man United 3
Noah Okello : Villarreal 2 Man United 1