Villarreal vs Manchester United: times, TV & how to watch online
All you need to know on how and where to watch the UEL final between Villarreal and Manchester United at Arena Gdansk on 26 May at 3pm EDT / 9pm CEST.
Villarreal and Manchester United will battle it out in the northern Polish city of Gdansk on Wednesday with the objective of lifting the Europa League trophy in the final of the continental competition.
Villarreal vs Manchester: Europa League final 2021
The Spanish side, who will be playing as hosts, avenged their two previous Champions League exits to Arsenal by kicking the London team out of the tournament (2-1 on aggregate), while The Red Devils demolished AS Roma with eight goals over two legs.
Another “match” will be also played on the bench, as Unai Emery will look for his fourth Europa League title, while Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will search for his first piece of silverware since assuming office.
Villarreal will go all in against The Red Devils
United finished their Premier League season in second position, with 74, only behind unstoppable champions Manchester City, while Villarreal missed their chance of reaching the European spots in LaLiga after losing to Real Madrid in a match they were controlling until the 87th minute.
With 12 wins and two draws in their 14 Europa League matches so far, Villarreal, who have already reached the semi-finals of Europe's secondary competition three times in the past, go into the match as a dangerous underdog. Moreover, Emery's men have found the back of the net in 13 of their 14 Europa League games so far this campaign.
Will Solksjaer lift his first title as United coach?
However, Manchester United was the side that broke Emery's hot streak of three successive Europa League wins in the 2016-17 season, when they beat Ajax in the final game of the competition.
Solksjaer’s squad could now follow in the footsteps of Chelsea, who in 2013 became the first and only English side to win the Europa League after dropping out of the Champions League.
Goals expected in the final
Samuel Chukwueze and Juan Foyth are doubtful for the match, but what seems a safe bet is that Dani Parejo, Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcácer will be the attacking trio for the Spanish side.
United, meanwhile, will trust in their offensive arsenal up front, which has proved to be too strong for opponents till now. That means that Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani will feature from the start in Gdansk.
What time does the Villarreal vs Manchester United match start?
The 2020/2021 Europa League final between Villarreal and Manchester United will be played at Arena Gdansk (Gdansk, Poland) and will kick off at 3pm EDT on Wednesday 26 May 2021.
That's 12 noon PDT, 9pm in Spain (CEST) and 8pm in the UK (BST).
Find out what time Villarreal vs Manchester United gets underway where you are in the world.
Where can I watch Villarreal vs Manchester United?
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Villarreal vs Manchester United match is available on here.
United States: CBS Sports Network, TUDN USA, TUDN App, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, UniMás, Paramount+.
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones.
United Kingdom: BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport App, BTSport.com, TalkSport Radio UK, BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate.
Is the Villarreal vs Manchester United game online?
Villarreal-Manchester United is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.
For example, CBS Sports Network has the rights of the Europa League for the US and you can watch the games on CBS All Access.
Villarreal vs Manchester United: AS English live coverage
You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.
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