Villarreal vs. Man United Europa League final: Start time + how to watch
Man United are hot favorites to win the Europa League final against a Villarreal outfit chasing its maiden European silverware.
Villarreal vs Manchester United will be the latter’s eighth major European final, but the first for the Spanish side. The Red Devils have been crowned champions in five of their previous seven UEFA finals.
Villarreal have become the 11th Spanish side to reach a major European final. The team known as the Yellow Submarine are hoping to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League. United are already there after finishing second in the English Premier League.
Europa League final US start time
The Europa League final kicks off at 3pm ET on Wednesday May 26 at PGE Arena Gdańsk in Poland.
How to watch Europa League final
The Europa League final is available on cable through the CBS Sports Network and via CBS’s new streaming platform Paramount+. You can also access CBS Sports Network through Fubo tv. Read on for more details. We also have a full breakdown of how to watch the Europa League.
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Villarreal vs Man United match preview
Villarreal and the Red Devils will clash for the fifth time. Remarkably all four of their previous matches have ended in scoreless draws. They all came in the Champions League between 2005 and 2009. Will this game go to extra-time or even a nail-biting penalty shootout?
Villarreal finished seventh in La Liga after losing to Real Madrid last weekend. However, they have an astute coach in Unai Emery who knows what it takes to win the Europa League, having triumphed three times in a row with Sevilla between 2014 and 2016. Emery also reached the final two years ago with Arsenal, but lost to Chelsea.
If Villarreal defeat United, Spain will boast 7 of the last 10 Europa League champions, the others belonging to Chelsea in 2013 and 2019, plus the Red Devils in 2017.
Villarreal will thrive on their underdog status and certainly have the capabilities to punch above their weight, especially with Gerard Moreno in their side. The prolific striker has bagged 23 goals in La Liga this season, a tally bettered only by superstar Lionel Messi.
We believe the Red Devils will be too strong in Gdańsk, so we’re tipping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to win his first trophy as United manager.