Manchester United vs Villarreal predicted line-ups and squad news ahead of Europa League game tonight
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer meets Unai Emery as Manchester United face Villarreal for the Europa League in Gdansk.
The Premier League finalists face the seventh La Liga side. A very changed United side won 2-1 over Wolves on the last weekend of the season to cheer on Solskjaer, while Emery’s side lost 2-1 to Real Madrid to miss out on a Europa League spot and fall into the Europa Conference. League, although they can now lock in a Champions League spot with a win here.
“What did I learn? Trust your team, trust your instincts, I will tell subs that don’t start that they might have to play a big part with us. It’s happened before, ”said Solskjaer, discussing the lasting legacy of his memorable winner in stopping against Bayern Munich in Barcelona to win the Champions League in 1999.
“Be disappointed, be mad at me, but be ready when you come, and whoever starts, make sure you like it because you don’t play too many finals in your life.”
Here’s everything you need to know about the Europa League final.
When is it?
The game will start at 8 p.m. BST.
How can I watch it?
The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate and coverage will begin at 6.30 p.m. A live stream is available for BT Sport subscribers online through the BT Sport website or app.
While BT Sport’s YouTube channel will be offering a 4K UHD live stream of the game for free, you can access that stream. herewhich also means that you can also access the game for free on your PS4 or PS5 and Xbox.
What was the news of the team?
Tottenham Loanee Juan Foyth (hamstring) is a doubt for Villarreal which means Mario Gaspar is expected to start, while winger Samuel Chukwueze is also doubtful after missing the game against Real Madrid last weekend. Former Leicester midfielder Vicente Iborra has been ruled out with damaged knee ligaments, his absence dating back to December.
Former Tottenham and Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue may return after serving a suspension in the semi-final second leg against Arsenal, meaning Francis Coquelin is likely to miss the battle for partner Dani Parejo in the middle ground.
Geronimo Rulli, who started both rounds of the semi-final against Arsenal, could retire with Sergio Asenjo starting between the sticks, while Emery also has to decide between Carlos Bacca and Paco Alcacer to team up with Gerard Moreno.
Solskjaer, meanwhile, will likely be without captain Harry Maguire, despite having traveled with the team to Poland. The 28-year-old faces a race against time to be available for England at Euro 2020 this summer after missing four games for his club with an ankle ligament injury.
Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are therefore expected to leave behind for United, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw returning after resting against Wolves. Fred’s minor blow shouldn’t stop him from joining Scott McTominay in training.
Anthony Martial is absent, while Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes are expected to return for Amad Diallo, Daniel James and Juan Mata. Solskjaer’s final decision will likely be who leads the attack, with Edinson Cavani being the favorite over Mason Greenwood.
Manchester United team
Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop
Defenders: Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams
Midfielders: Amad, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek
Attackers: Edinson Cavani, Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Shola Shoretire
The planned line-ups
Villarreal XI: Asenjo; Gaspar, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza; Trigueros, Capua, Parejo, Yeremy; Moreno, Alcacer
Manchester United XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani
Villarreal win: 4/1
Man United win: 10/11
Villarreal 2-3 Manchester United: There could be some goals here and we’ll be leaning towards the Red Devils and the more explosive frontline and game changers on the bench to turn the screw late if necessary.