Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Villarreal will be looking to win their first Europa League trophy when they take on Premier League giants Manchester United at Stadion Miejski in Gdansk. The Yellow Submarine did well to eliminate Arsenal in the semis, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the title game. Nigeria international Samuel Chukwueze should be the only absentee in Unai Emery’s team as midfielder Etienne Capoue returns from suspension.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, faced no difficulties in the double-header against Roma, with Uruguay attacker Edinson Cavani proving his worth in both legs. Considering that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested key players for the Europa League final, we are tempted to put our money on the nominal visitors. Phil Jones remains on the sidelines through injury, Harry Maguire, Fred, and Scott McTominay are rated doubtful for the decider. Man Utd are eyeing their second Europa League title.
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.