Our prediction for this Champions League match:
All eyes will be on Estadio de la Ceramica when Villarreal and Manchester United face each other in the Group F derby. The Yellow Submarine aim to build on back-to-back wins over Young Boys, but the Red Devils will pose a much bigger threat for the La Liga side than their previous rivals. Important attacker Gerard Moreno remains in the recovery room, but seeing that Villarreal are tough to beat at home, we predict that the Yellow Submarine are going to grab something from the match.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, came from behind to share the spoils with Atalanta in their last group game, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got fired following a 3-1 loss to Watford at the weekend. Given the current situation in the away team’s dressing room, home win should be considered. Cavani is a major doubt, while both Pogba and Varane remain on the sidelines with injuries. Marcus Greenwood misses out through illness.
Highlighted Player (Ramiro Funes Mori):
Argentina isn’t known to produce great talents in defence but Ramiro Jose Funes Mori is an exception. The 25-year-old started his football career in the United States with FC Dallas. He won an MLS talent competition to get into their youth team but it was less than a year before he moved back to Argentina.
Mori joined River Plate as a youth player in 2008 and progressed to their senior team within three years. The young defender is nothing short of a club legend at River Plate having won six titles with the team. More than the titles and his performances, it was his performances in important games that is still vividly remembered.
His iconic goal against Boca Juniors is still part of the folklore. Mori joined English Premier League club Everton in 2015 and soon established himself as a regular there. Mori represented Argentina seven times and yet to score in national colors.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles.
A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.
The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.