Villarreal CF vs. Manchester United – Europa League – Play-Offs – Final
Villarreal face Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League final in Gdańsk on 26 May at 21:00 CET. This page will update with team news, quotes, and expert analysis as kick-off approaches.
Marcus Rashford to UEFA.com: “My favorite book is called Relentless, and it’s more just for the mental side of things. I felt, when I read that book, it helped me to mature a lot and, in terms of sports, it made me a little bit more solid in my mentality.”
Three matches this season equaled the UEFA Europa League record of eight goals in a game – Villarreal 5-3 Sivasspor (22/10/2020), Leverkusen 6-2 Nice (22/10/2020), and Manchester United 6-2 Roma (29/04/2021).
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, speaking to UEFA.com: “I prepare the same for every game. I’ll probably be reading, or maybe I’ll watch something. Just normal things that you do when you’re at home. Once I found out what was right for me to be in the right headspace for games, I’ve never changed.”
Finally, trespass más cars (biggest player purchases) details potential scorers tonight, Paco Alcácer (pictured) and Moreno, having cost €23m and €20m respectively. And Villarreal sells well! ‘Ventas’ means sales, and, of course, a potential starter for United tonight is Eric Bailly, who, after just a season with the Yellows, went to Old Trafford for €38m.
In máximos goleadores (top scorers), you can see that Beppe Rossi still leads the way with 82, Gerard Moreno has pushed ahead of Diego Forlán (pictured) and Santi Cazorla – two club greats, who have 115 between them. Can Gerard hit a couple of tonight to take the trophy and the all-time stat?