The Europa finals revenge will be on the cards when Manchester United takes on Villarreal at Old Trafford. United, who had a terrible loss against Young Boys in their first match of Group-F in the Champions League, will try to come back solid. On the other hand, the Spanish team will have to fight hard after a 2-2 draw against Atlanta at their home. Read the Man United vs Villarreal match preview, lineups and Dream11 team prediction on our exclusive Fantasy Sports segment. Moreover, this preview will help you make your very own UCL fantasy league team.
Man United vs Villarreal: Match details
Venue: Old Trafford – Manchester
Time: 12.30 am (IST)
Where to watch in India – Sony Network and Jio TV.
Referee: Felix Zwayer, Germany
Assistant Referees: Rafael Foltyn and Rafael Foltyn
Man United vs Villarreal: Team News
Team News: Manchester United
Even boosted by the inclusion of Cristiano Ronaldo, United has suffered a bit in last week. After a horrific loss against Young Boys, they lost to Aston Villa last week in the Premier League. That made Ole Gunnar‘s stay as the head coach of the team a question. Not to surprise anyone that Ole will be under the pressure in this game with his tactics. Meantime, he will have to deal with some injuries as well.
Standing in the sixth position in the Premier League with 4 wins, United will host the Spanish team after two losses in a row in the league. The loss to West Ham at home will haunt Ole and his team while the defeat against Aston Villa could shake the confidence of Bruno Fernandes. An early goal from Lanzini saw the West Ham team seal a win. Meanwhile, a late goal from Hause made sure Aston Villa garbs full points from the Red Devils. Not to forget the horrific penalty miss by Bruno.
Ole Gunnar has already confirmed that captain Harry Maguire will miss the home encounter against Villarreal. However, there are still chances that Luke Shaw could make it to the bench in this home encounter. Meantime, Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo are still going through their recovery process. Marcus Rashford is also on the injured list of Manchester United. Hence, make your Dream11 team prediction according to that.
Right-back Aaron Wan-Bisska is suspended due to driving charges against him. Make sure to axe him from your UCL Fantasy League team.
Diogo Dalot, and Alex Telles and Raphael Varane will hold the defence for the Red Devils. Meanwhile, Scott McTominay will be the key man in the mid-filed. Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba will be the main forces in the attacking position while Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the side in the striker position.
Major stats: Cristiano Ronaldo will break the record of Iker Casillas of playing most Champions League matches (178)
Manchester United form in all compettions
0-1 loss against Aston Villa
0-1 loss against West Ham United
1-2 win against West Ham United
2-1 loss against Young Boys
4-1 win against Newcastle United
Team News: Villarreal FC
Villarreal is going through a magnificent time as a defensive team as they are unbeaten in their last seven matches across all the competitions. They have drawn five out of size opening games in La Liga. Currently standing at the 11th position in La Liga, Unai Emery’s team is confident of holding any team. Their last draw includes one against Real Madrid, the table topper in the league.
Unai Emery’s team is now 16 European matches across both the Europa League and Champions League. This is the longest run of any team at present. However, the former Arsenal boss has won only two out of his seven matches against Manchester United as a coach. Moreover, with his main striker Gerard Moreno not scoring till now in this season, he will be a worried man ahead of the Man United vs Villareal match.
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Gerard Moreno is out of the away encounter for Villarreal. Meanwhile, Dani Raba and Samuel Chukwueze are doubtful for this mega encounter. Therefore make your Dream11 team prediction according to that.
Francis Coquelin is suspended after getting a red card in the draw with Atalanta. So, do not forget to axe him out of your UCL fantasy league team.
Juan Foyth will be in the team after getting injured against Real Madrid last week. Manu Trigueros is expected to replace suspended Francis Coquelin.
Villarreal form in all compettions
0-0 draw against Real Madrid
4-1 win against Elche CF
0-0 draw against RCD Mallorca
2-2 draw against Atlanta
Man United vs Villarreal: Head to Head
Till now both the teams have met only 4 times in Champions League. Interestingly all of them finished with a draw.
Man United vs Villarreal Possible Lineups
Possible Lineup- Man United
De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo
Possible Lineup- Villarreal FC
Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, A. Moreno; Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros; Danjuma, Alcacer, Pino