UCL: Man United vs Villarreal (All you need to know)
Manchester United welcomes Villarreal to Old Trafford for a UEFA Champions League clash on Wednesday evening.
It will be the first time a fixture from Europe’s finest club football competition has been played.
However, in front of a fully packed Theatre of Dreams since April 2018.
Ahead of the big occasion, here’s everything you need to know…
Wednesday’s encounter kicks off at 20:00 BST and will be shown live in the UK on BT Sport.
Alternatively, you can tune in to Dmtloadedmedia for a broadcast that begins at 18:55 BST
Consists of exclusive pre-match build-up, live radio commentary, and post-match analysis.
You can also follow the game here at Dmtloaded which will provide live updates and in-match stats.
Man Utd TEAM NEWS
Edinson Cavani returned to the United squad in our Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday.
In that same game, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire were both subbed off with injuries
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to provide an update on the defensive duo in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka will miss the match at Old Trafford due to his red card against Young Boys in our group opener last time out.
Villarreal TEAM NEWS;
The La Liga side surfer long-term injury to tricky winger Samuel Chukwueze
Moreover, the Spaniards have a fully fit squad to choose from and no suspensions.
This will be the sixth time we have faced Villarreal in a European competition.
In the group stage in the 2005/06 and 2008/09 seasons
the two sides served up four consecutive 0-0 draws.
Much more recently, in May this year, Unai Emery’s side won the Europa League final against the Reds on penalties
Following a 1-1 draw in which Edinson Cavani and Gerard Moreno scored.
The past week has been a tricky one for the Reds, with just one win in our last three games
but looking at the season as a whole, we are in a better position than this time last season
given we are just one point off the top of the Premier League table.
Nevertheless, Ole’s men will be determined to put some Champions League points on the board when the Yellow Submarine visits the Theatre of Dreams.
Villarreal drew 2-2 with Atalanta in their continental opener in Group F. Since then
Emery’s men have drawn 0-0 twice in La Liga to Mallorca and away to Real Madrid
Either side of a 4-1 triumph against Elche at El Madrigal. That was their only win so far this campaign
As they have drawn five out of the first six matches in the Spanish top flight and sit 11th in the table.
Edinson Cavani scored against Villarreal in the Europa League final and could feature on Wednesday.
Referee: Felix Zwayer
Assistants: Rafael Foltyn, Marco Achmüller
Fourth Official: Sven Jablonski
VAR: Christian Dessert
Assistant VAR: Bastian Dankert