Europa League ~ Final | Man United vs Villarreal | Match Preview & Lineup


Man United vs Villarreal

SCHEDULETIME
MATCHMan United vs Villarreal
DATE27-05-2021
TIME12:30 AM (UTC +5:30)
STADIUMEnerga Gdansk, Poland
LEAGUEEuropa League Final

⛳MATCH LINEUP

 Man Utd XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani

👥 Subs: Henderson, Grant, Telles, Maguire, Tuanzebe, Williams, Matic, Fred, Amad, James, Mata, Van de Beek

⭕ Villarreal XI: Rulli, Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza, Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros, Moreno, Bacca, Pino

👥 Subs: Sergio Asenjo,Mario, Funes Mori, Raba, Estupinan, Alcacer, Moreno, Coquelin,Pena, Jaume, Moi Gomez, Nino.


Villarreal vs Manchester United, two managers with different histories of success in continental competitions prepare their teams for battle in Gdansk when Villarreal face Manchester United in
The Yellow Submarine sent Arsenal 2-1 on aggregate in the top four to advance to the show, while Man United put eight past Roma in two games as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks for his first trophy since taking office.
Villarreal's La Liga campaign ended in disappointment with a 2-1 loss to eventual runners-up Real Madrid on Saturday, while United secured a similar-scoring Premier League win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The stage was set for immortal Europa League winner Unai Emery to take revenge on Arsenal after being given the boot by the North London side, and the Europa League master beat European rookie Mikel Arteta to throw his former team out of the tournament.
Villarreal arguably shouldn't have been seen in the first leg of their semi-final as first-half goals from Manu Trigueros and Raul Albiol put them in the driving seat against toothless Arsenal, but Nicolas Pepe's penalty kick gave Arsenal hope before Emery once. returned to set foot on the sidelines of the Emirates field.
However, the Yellow Submarines avenged their previous two Champions League defeats to Arsenal by holding them to a goalless stalemate in North London - where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the post twice - and Villarreal are now only 90 minutes away from ending their painful wait. great honor girl.
It's not just Emery's personal record at stake this week, as Villarreal's 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid at the weekend - in which Yeremy's opener was canceled out by Karim Benzema and Luka Modric - means that a place in the UEFA Conference League is close unless they can feature. better off in Gdansk and back on the biggest stage of all in the Champions League.
However, the Yellow Submarines avenged their previous two Champions League defeats to Arsenal by holding them to a goalless stalemate in North London - where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the post twice - and Villarreal are now only 90 minutes away from ending their painful wait. great honor girl.
Even the initial injury to brilliant striker Samuel Chukwueze could not dampen Villarreal's spirits that night, and as he has done many times with Sevilla, Emery will go to great lengths to demonstrate his authority in Europe's secondary competition as he seeks a fourth Europa League title. since 2014.
It's not just Emery's personal record at stake this week, as Villarreal's 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid at the weekend - in which Yeremy's opener was canceled out by Karim Benzema and Luka Modric - means that a place in the UEFA Conference League is close unless they can feature. better off in Gdansk and back on the biggest stage of all in the Champions League.
With an astonishing record of 12 wins and two draws in their 14 Europa League games so far, Villarreal may be the underdog heading into Wednesday's final, but Emery looks like he has the secret formula for success on the continental stage and Man United will be committed. act of stupidity if they fail to carry out research on the opponent's coach.
Having reached the semifinals of the European secondary competitions three times before, Villarreal are now the 11th different Spanish team to book a place in the continental finals, and history has their back too, as English teams have now lost nine matches. line when facing the Spanish side in the final.
On top of that, Emery's exciting results have scored in 13 of their 14 Europa League games so far this season - with a goalless draw at the Emirates being the only exception - and Gerard Moreno has been at the heart of all of them with six games. goals and four assists on the way to Gdansk.
Emery failed to secure a streak of four Europa League wins with Arsenal after witnessing a 4-1 loss to Chelsea in the 2018-19 final, but for having done well against an English powerhouse, Villarreal is to be respected. deserved by a United team who are also no stranger to tournament success.
Jose Mourinho's Man United side broke Emery's hot streak of three consecutive Europa League wins in 2016-17, where they overcame Ajax in the final, and the Red Devils will now seek to sink the Yellow Submarine and add a few trophies. trophy cabinet for the first time since that win four years ago.
After successfully postponing Manchester City's crowning for weeks, United's inevitable second-place finish in the Premier League was confirmed earlier this month when Solskjaer's side lost their golden touch, despite three games in five days after Old Trafford's protests almost non-existent. help their cause.
With more than one eye on the Gdansk final, Solskjaer put faith in his youthful talent against Wolves on the final day of the Premier League season, and it paid off when Anthony Elanga's bullet header preceded Juan Mata's calmly sent penalty as they ended the match. season with blooming flowers.
The Red Devils took just one point from nine on offer before ruining Nuno Espirito Santo 's leaving party at Molineux, and their latest Europa League tie also ended in defeat to Roma, but the damage has been done during the dominating first leg at Old. Trafford.
Three injuries in 37 minutes for Roma - who managed a 2-1 first-half lead at Old Trafford - significantly hampered their chances of producing goods at the Theater of Dreams, and Man United scored six goals before an insignificant 3-2 defeat at second leg.
The Red Devils have undoubtedly been favorites to go deep in the Europa League since their ill-fated Champions League campaign ended, and they can now follow in the footsteps of longtime rivals Chelsea, who in 2013 became the first and only English team to win the Europa League after being knocked out. of Europe's elite competition.
Solskjaer had led his side to five wins from seven knockout games before their recent defeat in Rome - an impressive feat given Real Sociedad and AC Milan don't give up easily - and the quarter-final success over Granada meant that United would know how to get the win . better than the Spanish side on the continental stage.
Solskjaer still has doubts, whose voices will certainly not be silenced if their trophy drought continues this week, but lifting the European trophy aloft should signal to disgruntled fans - who continue to make their feelings for the much-slandered Glazers - that he is the right man to return United to their former glory.
The 2013 Norwegian Cup represents Solskjaer's only honor during his relatively short managerial career so far, and adding to that modest feat will not be an easy feat against Europa League fan Emery, who himself will seek to steer Villarreal into a new era in which first. major trophy 98 years after its inception.
Villarreal boss Emery has refused to rule out Chukwueze's chances of progressing to this week's final, but after failing to make the cut against Real Madrid, the forward is still in doubt.
Tottenham Hotspur loanee Juan Foyth is also facing a race with time to be fit for the final due to a hamstring problem he sustained against Arsenal, so Mario Gaspar will have to keep bombing the right flank.
Emery has a big call to make between the bars as Geronimo Rulli didn't look convincing at all during the two semi-final legs, so Sergio Asenjo might get a recall to the first starting XI for the final.
Carlos Bacca and Paco Alcacer are both vying for the chance to partner the irresistible Moreno at the top; the first was given the nod against Real Madrid but failed to progress, so Alcacer will hope to return.
Former Arsenal player Francis Coquelin protected Etienne Capoue who was suspended at the Emirates last time, but a return of the latter should see him partnering midfield maestro Dani Parejo in Gdansk.
As for United, Solskjaer has offered a pessimistic update on the availability of Harry Maguire, who continues to struggle back from an ankle injury but is now deemed unlikely to qualify for the final.
Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof will therefore have to work together in defense while Phil Jones is out once again, and David de Gea is expected to get the nod over Dean Henderson.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw will reprise their regular roles in defense after being given a break against Wolves, while Fred is not involved with a minor injury but should be fine to maintain a midfield alongside Scott McTominay.
A complete overhaul up front should see Amad Diallo and Daniel James make way for Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba - the latter playing in his newfound left-sided role once again - while Mata has no chance of keeping his place above Bruno Fernandes despite the Molineux winners. .
Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani are both well rested and desperate for a chance to spearhead the attack, but with five goals in his last three European games, the Uruguay veteran should be given the nod against former boss Emery.

Predictions for the composition of players Villarreal vs Manchester United:

Villarreal: Asenjo; Gaspar, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza; Trigueros, Capoue, Parejo, Yeremy; Moreno, Alcacer

Manchester United : De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani

Villarreal vs Manchester United Prediction Score: 1-2






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