United vs Villareal (UEL Final) Team News: Maguire, Martial, Foyth, Chukwueze


Manchester United takes on Spanish side Villareal in Gdansk, Poland on Wednesday night, and should they triumph, it will mark the first trophy of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era.

United come into this on a high, 2-1 winners at Wolves on Championship Sunday. The Red Devils  got goals from 19-year old forward Anthony Elanga, his first for the club, and from crafty veteran, but now fringe player Juan Mata.

Europa League Final FYIs

Kickoff: May 26, Gdansk, 8pm

Key Players to Watch: go here

Starting XI Prediction:    Villarreal      Manchester United

Team News:    Villarreal      Manchester United

TV: BT Sport      Stream: ManUtd.com

Series History: four previous meetings, all goalless draws

United finished runner-up in the Premier League table, and undefeated on the road, the last team to do that was Arsene Wenger’s 2003/04 “Invincibles.” This season also marked the first time that United were in first place after Jan 1.

Team News for Both Sides

Team captain Harry Maguire is still sidelined with an ankle injury, and he’s losing a race against time to be fit enough to feature here. He’s a strong doubt for this one, as is Frenchman Anthony Martial. Maguire is one of the team’s most important and best performing players this season, and his absence would be a major difference maker.

For the Yellow Submarine, the club remains hopeful that Tottenham Hotspur loanee Juan Foyth can still overcome his hamstring issue and feature in the trophy clash.

Hopes are not as high for Samuel Chukwueze, who like Foyth, suffered injury in the semifinal tie versus Arsenal, and hasn’t featured in any comptition since.


Prediction: United 2, Villareal 1 

Party like it’s 2017 United fans. Expect OGS’ men to get their second Europa title in four seasons, and with that, possibly propel themselves to better things in 2021/22.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.


  1. Glory glory glory man united. We will win villareal 5 goals to nothing.

  2. I think utd wil win 3-1 glory,glory man utd

  3. on my own idea man u we win villareal 3-2

  4. Peter Ojwang says

    On my own opinion man utd will win 4-1 at gdansk

  5. ojoko cyril says

    United will win 2:0

  6. United will win 3:0

  7. Man United win 3goals to One

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