Villarreal vs Manchester United prediction, preview, and team news || UEL 2020-21

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Match details

Competition: UEFA Europa League

Date:Tuesday, 26th May 2021

Kick-off Time 19:00 GMT

Stadium:Stadion Energa Gdańsk (Gdańsk)

TV info: BT Sport 1 (UK), Paramount+ (US), DAZN (Canada)

Match Preview

Villarreal and Manchester United will face for the fifth time, with each of the previous four meetings finishing nil-nil in the UEFA Champions League between 2005-06 and 2008-09. Manchester United have faced Villarreal more times without ever scoring than they have any other opponent in their history.

This will be Manchester United’s eighth major European final, the second-most of any English club after Liverpool (14). They have been crowned winners in five of the previous seven finals, losing only against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League in both 2008-09 and 2010-11.

Villarreal have reached a major European final for the first time in their history, becoming the 11th different Spanish side to do so. The previous two Spanish sides to reach a major European final for the first time also faced an English opponent in that match (Alavés 4-5 Liverpool in the 2000-01 UEFA Cup and Sevilla 4-0 Middlesbrough in the 2005-06 UEFA Cup).

On each of the last nine occasions of a Spanish side facing English opposition in a European competition final (including Super Cups), the Spanish club has won the match. The last to lose were Alavés against Liverpool in the 2000-01 UEFA Cup.

Manchester United would be the ninth side in 22 seasons to win the UEFA Cup/Europa League having been eliminated in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League that season since this method was introduced in 1999-2000. The most recent instance was Atlético de Madrid in 2017-18, while the only previous English side to do so were Chelsea in 2012-13.

Team News


Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze and Juan Foyth are fundamental doubts for the closing with hamstring issues. Central midfielder Vicente Iborra, who ruptured his cruciate ligament in December, continues to be sidelined by way of injury.

Villarreal Predicted XI (4-4-2): Sergio Asenjo; Alfonso Pedraza, Pau Torres, Raul Albiol, Mario Gaspar; Etienne Capoue, Dani Parejo, Manuel Trigueros; Yeremi Pino, Gerard Moreno, Carlos Bacca

Injuries: Vicente Iborra

Doubtful: Samuel Chukwueze, Juan Foyth

Suspensions: None

Manchester United

Harry Maguire’s health will fear Manchester United as he is nevertheless on the street to restoration after struggling an ankle injury. Solskjaer has admitted that he does now not have excessive hopes for his captain’s return. If Maguire does not bypass a late health take a look at on Wednesday, United will be prone at the back.

Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are nevertheless unavailable due to accidents and will omit out.

Manchester United Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Fred, Scott McTominay; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba; Edinson Cavani

Injuries: Anthony Martial, Phil Jones

Doubtful: Harry Maguire

Suspensions: None

Villarreal vs Manchester United Head to Head

Villarreal and Manchester United have clashed four times to date. All four conferences have been in the Champions League and interestingly, all of these suits have ended as goalless draws.

Villarreal form guide: D-L-W-W-L

Manchester United form guide: W-L-L-D-W


If Harry Maguire can not make a return, Manchester United will be susceptible at the back. Gerard Moreno and co. will strive to make the most of their opportunities. However, Manchester United’s attacking unit, which contains Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford, can show to be a handful for any group in Europe.

We assume the Red Devils to tightly closed their first trophy underneath Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Wednesday.

Prediction: Villarreal 1-3 Manchester United

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