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Villarreal v Manchester United: Europa League final - live!

19: 48

Another Fulham email

“Neil Carter 'EXCEEDING EVERYTHING !!!' says. For the United win, ”begins Jake Shaffer. This did not go well in the Moyes era. Blow the horn! "

19: 41

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19: 38

Just a little too much minutes to kick-off, a Neil Carter personifies calmness

Neil writes, "Evening Rob." Offensive line from Ole. I've been asking this all season. Now I'm going to look stupid, right? PASS EVERYTHING !!! Cmon you Reds !!! "

19: 32

"Tonight I can identify with Villarreal fans" Says Richard Hirst. “Eleven years ago, I was walking into the Hamburg stadium with tears in my eyes to watch Fulham (not winning anything) in the Europa League final against Atletico Madrid, Aguero, Forlan, De Gea (same), Reyes etc. to the last minute of extra time; I hope Villarreal can get better. "

What, to lose on penalties?

19: 30

"Hello Rob," says Peter Oh. "If the Villareal teenager gets points for a paratrooper to put United in trouble, you can say that Yeremi was speaking in class today."

You really can. And the way to create a better mood than a song about a teenager who kills himself!

19: 26

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's pre-match thoughts

“I feel good, I'm looking forward to it. This is the worst time: all the work is done and we are just waiting for the boys to go out and express themselves. David [de Gea] did a great job in the quarters and semi-finals and I expect him to be ready for that. Unfortunately Fred was injured last week until the match - he trained last night and it's okay to be on the bench. He was disappointed that he didn't start, but that's the hard part of being a manager.

“We just have to rely on ourselves. This is a reward for all the hard work they've done in the last two years. We are approaching a final. I want them to play confidently, play with courage and be the best version of themselves. "

19: 09

I'll take a short coffee break.

19: 09

Barney haywood (@ barney_haywood)

@united_writing I also like the tops of the “Yellow Submarine”. First flight in 2009 and then 2015.

May 26, 2021

I look forward to n the English team will be sponsored by the Heathrow Third Runway next season.

19: 07

Gerard Moreno is the biggest threat to Manchester United. For Spain it will almost certainly start from the Euro 2021 and Lionel Messi only scored more goals in La league this season. Talking at BT Sport, Santi Cazorla says he is "one of the best players in the world".

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7. 03 pm BST 19: 03

Teams in (possible) lineup

Harry Maguire is one of the United's substitutes, but I'm not sure why he doesn't have a chance to play. Maybe if United wins, it's for him to get a medal. I'll level up with you: I have no idea!

Villarreal (4-4-2) Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres Pedraza; Yeremi, Capoue, Parejo, Trigueros; Moreno, Bacca.

Substitutes: Asenjo, Mario Gaspar, Funes Mori, Raba, Estupinan, Alcacer, Moreno, Coquelin, Pena, Jaume Costa, Moi Gomez, Nino.

Manchester United (4-2-3 -1) de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani.

Changes: Grant, Henderson, Maguire, Mata, Amad, Fred, James, Alex Telles, Matic, Williams, van de Beek, Tuanzebe.

Referee Clement Turpin (France).

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18: 54

Villarreal team news

Yeremy Pino, the exciting 18-year-old player who scored at Real Madrid on Saturday, kicks off for Villarreal. But there is no Samuel Chukwueze, not even on the bench.

Villarreal CF English (@ Eng_Villarreal)

Here the Yellows will line up in Gdansk for the historic game.

Let's go, Villarreal! 💛 # UELFinal # ItsOurTime pic.twitter.com/GN2A9AFSx3

May 26, 2021

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18: 49

United played in seven European finals, which is such a giant club. Five (1968, 1991, 1999, 2008, 2017) and two to Pep Guardiola's Barcelona (2009, 2009). Anyway, enough bullshit - the teams are here!

18: 44

Everything to love about Villarreal, kits are right there. This season is not as good as the Aeroport Castello classic, but I'm still proud to go my own way on a five-to-five course. And if he wins tonight, he'll have a permanent stamp.

18: 31

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At 6.32 pm BST

18: 27

Among United's possible starting players, the only players with experience in the European final (In my opinion) David de Gea, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford. This is quite surprising considering that United won this trophy four years ago. Much has changed since then. Some of the possible members also played in the European finals, including Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek, and Nemanja Matic.

18: 24

Here is Paul Doyle's Fiver contains the best and probably only Gdansk joke I've read.

18: 23

"Funny," Niall Mullen writes, but she doesn't appears to laugh . “Until recently I had no real feelings for Villarreal, but just this morning I had a tremendous desire to support them. Go to the shape. "

18: 05

Cliffs Notes: Villarr eal

This is a really cool piece from Sid. this game means for Villarreal. If they win, only the most one-eyed United fan will hold them a grudge.

Sid lowe (@ sidlowe)

The Europa League is the last day. Villarreal is covered for you…

- Here's the story how much of a club not in the first episode became a European regular with 2, 500 fans in just one town, 000 barley. https://t.co/oAxwJNTxlr

May 26, 2021

18: 01

Pick up slowly to get started , including team news at about 6 o'clock. 45 pm BST. While Harry Maguire is absent at United, Villarreal's exciting Samuel Chukwueze should at least be eligible for a spot on the bench. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a few decisions to make as discussed here.

Tim de Lisle (@ TimdeLisle)

There are at least three dilemmas when choosing the #MUFC team for the #Solskjaer tonight. #RobSmyth and I discuss them in this chat for @united_writing. Warning: May contain jokes about defensive midfieldershttps: //t.co/hLCCXkTG4r

May 26, 2021

18: 01

In the previous chapter ...

2005 – 06

Villarreal 0-0 Man Utd

Man Utd 0-0 Villarreal

2008 – 09

Man Utd 0-0 Villarreal

Villarreal 0-0 Man Utd

The most notable incident in these four games - on reflection, possibly the only event of any note - was the sending of Wayne Rooney for mockery. It really happened, as shown in the migraine inducer at the beginning of this article.

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17: 27

Preface

Hello and welcome to the live broadcast of the Europa League final between Villarreal and Manchester United in Gdansk. Styles fight – but so do backstory and when this match starts the score is 0 for Villarreal – Manchester United. This is the number of major trophies both sides have won. Villarreal has not been to a grand final at home or in Europe before, and even the newspaper formerly known as The Manchester Guardian appreciates how great it would be if it won tonight.

It is tempting to think of this game historically at least as David v Goliath. If that's the case, it comes with a twist. Villarreal is led by Unai Emery, who has won this competition three times, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has never been close to a European final before. There are unconfirmed reports that if Villarreal wins tonight, Emery will defend the trophy and pay tribute by changing the shape of Uefa's face.

A Europa League victory is in the eyes of the audience. For Villarreal this match is first and foremost a chance for instant immortality. United want this to be the start of something – a gateway to the shimmering highlands, like the FA Cup victories, and 1990 and 2005. (1968 and 2016 weren't the gateway to the shimmering highlands. For Tommy Docherty and Louis van Gaal, they were the gateway to the Business Center.)

In March, Solskjaer spoke negatively, if not unreasonably, about how the awards could be. The "ego trip" for managers who can hide their lack of progress. The positive ego trip is much more important for the players; A scent of grandeur and newly polished silver can empower and encourage a newly emerging team to reach the most dazed stratospheres.

The problem is that every grandeur has two sides. Tonight, as with all the finals except the occasional reality TV mess, someone has to lose. Eek.

Start 21:00 Gdansk and Villarreal, 20:00 Manchester.

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