Confirmed: United's Europa League final opponents

Thursday 06 May 2021 21:57

Manchester United will face Spanish side Villarreal in the UEFA Europa League Final in Gdansk later this month.

The Reds will go head-to-head with the La Liga club in the competition’s finale at the Stadion Miejski in Poland at 20:00 BST on Wednesday 26 May.

Despite going down 3-2 on the night at the Stadio Olimpico, United overcame Roma 8-5 on aggregate in the semi-final to progress to the club’s first final under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Thursday evening.

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Highlights: Roma 3 United 2

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Edinson Cavani was on target twice for United to build on the 6-2 win over the Italian side in the first leg at Old Trafford last Thursday.

It means that we have now beaten Roma, Granada, Milan and Real Sociedad on the way to the final of competition that we were winners of back in 2017.

As for Villarreal, they got the better of English opposition in the form of Arsenal to book their ticket to the final in Gdansk.

Unai Emery’s side drew 0-0 with the Gunners on the night but were 2-1 victors on aggregate following last week’s win on home soil.

It will be our first meeting with the Spanish side since the 2008/09 season and the fifth overall – with the previous four actually ending 0-0.