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Manchester United now with Cristiano Ronaldo in their squad will face the Spanish team Villarreal, who will face for the second day of the group stage of the Champions League.
This duel will be on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. Spanish time.
The engagement will take place at Manchester's iconic Old Trafford Stadium in England.
It must be remembered that both teams have come to face each other in the last final of the Europa League, where the yellow submarines were crowned champions of the competition after being defined by the penalty shoot-out.
In this match the Spaniards looked very good, so many of the forecasts play in favor of Villarreal, taking into account the last clash between the two.
That was the fifth meeting between the two clubs, they have met twice in the group stage of the Champions League and have a record of 4 draws and a victory for the yellows.
The English team lost 2-1 to Young Boys Bern on the first day of the group stage, which became the first surprise of the competition.
After that defeat, Manchester United are forced not to stumble any more in this group stage if they do not want to see difficult the options of advancing to a second phase.
All this means that the English team have to show their best level and thus be able to keep the three points at home that will be fundamental for their wishes to advance to the round of 16.
There is no doubt that the Solksjaer team is now much more competitive than before, for this they have strengthened themselves very well by bringing in players like Cristiano Ronaldo or Sancho.
However, despite having great players in their squad, Manchester United seems to get used to not achieving positive results despite having very good players, a proof of this is that the team has lost its last two games before arriving. to this commitment, as it was with West Ham and Aston Villa.
There is no clear system
If there is one thing that Solksjaer has made clear, it is that so far he has not been able to find a solid system.
Despite having high-level footballers and a fairly solid and complete squad, when reflecting all this on the court it does not happen, so this Wednesday we will see if your team can find victory again when facing Villarreal.
For this match, Manchester United will have two casualties such as Wan Bissaka due to suspension and Rashford due to injury.
On the other hand, the yellow team has become a team with a lot of potential, but still struggling to reach its maximum level at this start of the season.
However, Villarreal is a club that always becomes strong in European competitions, so possibly today it wants to give some surprise.
This is how Unai Emery's are the current Europa League champions after having a very good campaign.
On the first day of the current Champions League, the club got a 2-2 draw against Atalanta, for which they have chained four consecutive games without losing, quite the opposite of their current rival Manchester United.
Villarreal arrives in England after having drawn against the current leaders of the Spanish league, which is why they have left a very good image before facing their second match of the group stage.
Likewise, the club will not have Gerard Moreno due to injury and Coquelin who is sanctioned and will not be able to be part of this commitment.
Statistics between Manchester United Vs Villarreal
So far, Villarreal have won 1 game, lost 1 and drawn 3 in their last 5 games. While Manchester United have won 2, drawn 0 and lost 3, in their last 5 meetings.
Likewise, Villarreal has scored an average of 1.6 goals in their last 5 games and has conceded an average of 1.2 goals per game, so their average is 2.8 goals per game.
On the other hand, Manchester United have scored an average of 1.4 goals in their last 5 games, while they have conceded an average of 0.6 goals, thus averaging 2 goals per game.
In the case of Villarreal there has been an average of more than 2.5 goals in the last 3 games, while in the case of United it is also 2.5 goals.
Manchester United Vs Villarreal lineups
Both clubs want to show their best, a defeat for either of them would complicate their chances of wanting to advance to the round of 16, so they will form as follows:
· Manchester United : De Gea; Varane, Shaw, Maguire, Dalor, Fred, Pogba, Bruno Fernandez, Greenwood, McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo. Offering a tactical system (4-2-3-1).
· Villarreal : Rulli; Pau Torres, Pedraza, Foyth, Albiol, Capoue, Trigueros, Parejo, Danjuma, Yeremi Pino and Paco Alcácer. It offers a tactical system (4-2-3-1).