Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leads the Red Devils out in Gdansk against Villarreal. It looks like to create more history for Manchester United in Europe by winning Europa League. So here is the UEL 2021 Final will be played on 27th May, 00:30 AM (IST)
Europa League Final Match Preview
Villarreal proved their worth when they beat Arsenal in the semi-final. Now it looks like Villarreal manager Unai Emery is looking to win his fourth Europa League. He already played four Europa league finals. He won three titles when he was Sevilla’s manager as well as Unai Emery lost the only one with the Arsenal squad against Chelsea.
“What did I learn? Trust your team, trust your gut instinct, I’ll tell the subs that aren’t starting that they might have to play a big part from us. It’s happened before,” Solskjaer said when discussing the match against Bayern Munich. There he scored in the additional time to win the Champions League in 1999.
“Be disappointed, be angry with me, but be ready when you come, and whoever starts, make sure you enjoy it because you don’t play too many finals in your life.”
So Here’s everything you need to know about the Europa League final.
When is Europa League Final?
The game will kick off at 12.30 am IST.
What was the team news?
Juan Foyth will not be available as he has a hamstring injury. So, Mario Gaspar can start. Also, Vicente Iborra is not available as he has a knee injury. His absence in mid-field is a huge loss for Villarreal.
Former Tottenham midfielder, Etienne Capoue can return in this match. He had a suspension in the second leg of the semi-final against Arsenal. However, Villarreal will start with Dani Perejo and Capoue in the midfield.
Emery has to decide between Carlos Bacca and Paco Alacacer. The selected one will play along with Gerard Moreno. Also, Geronimo Rulli started both the legs in the semi-final but his position is not fixed for this match. Sergio Asenjo can start replacing him.
Although Harry Maguire traveled to Poland with the team, he is not available. He also can be out for EURO 2021 as his ligament injury is cured till now.
So, Manchester United will start with Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in the center back position. On both side-backs, Wan Bissaka and Alex Telles will play. Fred will start with Scott Mctominoy.
Anthony Martial is not available for this match. Manchester United has the more superior strikers. However, in this match, Edinson Cavani, Rashford, Pogba, and Bruno Fernandes should come back. Manchester United’s attack is far better than Villarreal’s. Also for the second half, Ole will use Greenwood as super-sub.
Manchester United squad | MUFC vs VIL
David De Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop
Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof; Harry Maguire; Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams
Amad, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek
Edinson Cavani, Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Shola Shoretire
Here is the Villarreal Probable XI:
Asenjo; Gaspar, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza; Trigueros, Capoue, Parejo, Yeremy; Moreno, Alcacer
Manchester United XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof; Bailly, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani.
Man Utd vs Villarreal: Tale of the tape
|Man Utd||Head to head||Villarreal|
|1||Europa League/UEFA Cups||0|
|1||European Cup Winners’ Cups||0|
|1||UEFA Super Cups||0|
|12||Domestic cups (FA Cup/Copa del Rey)||0|
|Bruno Fernandes (28)||Top goalscorer||Gerard Moreno (29)|
|Paul Pogba (£94.5m)||Record transfer||Paco Alcacer (£20m)|