Europa League Final Information
TEAMS –MANCHESTER UNITED VS VILLARREAL
VENUE –STADION ENERGA GDANSK,GDANSK
DATE -27th MAY 2021 12:30 AM, IST.
On paper it looks like United are going to win the finals but mind you that Villarreal’s manager Unai Emery is the most successful manager when it comes to Europa league, he has won it 3 times in a row whereas on the other side Ole Gunnar Solksjaer it’s his first major final as a manager of a club.
Villarreal whose form going into the finals is encouraging whereas Man United’s form going into the finals with a few defeats and draws does have some value, but as they say form goes out of the window when it comes to a final.
Villarreal who have not qualified for any European competition via the league so hence makes this final even more interesting since winning the final can help them secure a place in the Champions League group stage, But on the other side Manchester United have already qualified for the champions league but it’s a trophy at the end of the day of which United haven’t won a trophy since 2017, so winning it is a must for Solkjaer’s side to get that first trophy on their hands that helps them winning bigger trophies in the future.
Even though Manchester United has shown progression in the league by coming second to Manchester City, it will be deemed as a small failure if they don’t win a trophy to prove that progression for a young side like united.
Villarreal a Spanish side who are known to be technically solid sides plus Emery’s team who are usually a compact side defensively will be a challenge to ole’s team who will be expected to have a lot of the ball.
The key player for Villarreal will be the striker Gerard Moreno who has been their best player and the key player for united will be Bruno Fernandes who has been one of the best players in his position in the world.
The big miss will be the captain of Manchester United Harry Maguire, who without him have been struggling in defense so that’s a plus point with respect to Villarreal.
Finally, Manchester United should be favorites to win the final but Villarreal will be a huge challenge, and united will have to earn it since finals are always a tight game, anything can happen.