UEFA Champions League: Villareal vs Manchester United: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Ole Gunnar Solskjær gives final Manchester United interview

Ole Gunnar Solskjær gave his final talk having been sacked as Manchester United boss following a run of poor results culminating in a 4-1 defeat to Watford.

Manchester United vs Villareal: Line-ups


Manchester United

Red Devils Could Struggle for a Result


Man United know that a win against the Yellow Submarine will confirm their spot in the knockout round of the competition with a game to spare, but a defeat would leave them vulnerable in Group F.


Villarreal will be looking to use the pressure on Man United to inspire them on Tuesday, and a win for the Yellow Submarine would see them qualify for the knockout round of the competition if Atalanta BC do not overcome Young Boys in Group F’s other contest.


The Spanish outfit were excellent against Man United in the reverse match at Old Trafford at the end of September but somehow managed to lose 2-1; they have bounced back, though, by overcoming Young Boys home and away to move onto seven points in the section.


The Red Devils lost their section opener against Young Boys in the middle of September but have somehow managed to pick up seven points from their last three against Villarreal and Atalanta, needing late shows in all three fixtures to allow them to move to the top of the group.


Man United will go through to the round of 16 if they win on Tuesday, while a draw would also be enough if Atalanta are held by Young Boys, and there is no question that the team are in need of a confidence boost ahead of the trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on November 28.

DPP Verdict

It will be fascinating to see what type of reaction there is from Man United, who were so poor at Watford on Saturday. A draw would be a decent result for the Red Devils considering that they finish their campaign at home to Young Boys, and we can see the two teams playing out a low-scoring draw here.