Champions League Group F

Manchester United 2:1 Villarreal

Old Trafford

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    Lucky McLuckerson

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    Date: Wednesday, September 29 2021
    Kickoff Time: 2000 Hrs BST
    Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester




    Champions League Form Guide

    Manchester United: L
    Villarreal: D


    Previous Meetings in the Champions League

    Villarreal 0—0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 0—0 Villarreal

    Manchester United 0—0 Villarreal

    Villarreal 0—0 Manchester United


    All-Time Record in the Champions League

    Manchester United wins: 0
    Villarreal wins: 0
    Draws: 4


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær



    Unai Emery




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Marcus Rashford, Amad Diallo, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka ruled out. Luke Shaw doubtful.

    Villarreal

    Samuel Chukwueze, Gerard Moreno, Dani Raba, Yeremi Pino and Francis Coquelin ruled out. Juan Foyth doubtful.


    Know the opposition



    Villarreal Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., usually abbreviated to Villarreal CF or just Villarreal, and nicknamed El Submarí Groguet or El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine), is a Spanish professional football club based in Villarreal that plays in La Liga. Villarreal was founded as Club Deportivo Villarreal on 10 March 1923 to promote all sports (and especially Football). The stadium was rented for 60 pesetas a month and ticket prices were set at half a peseta for men and a quarter of a peseta for children. Women were granted free admission. On 21 October of that year, Villarreal played their first game ever, against CD Castellón, a modern rival of the club.

    Villarreal entered regional competitions within the Spanish football pyramid from 1929 to 1930 onwards. The 1934–35 season saw the team lose to Cartagena when a win would have seen them promoted to the nationwide Second Division. The following season saw Villarreal win the First Division of the region before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. When the war finished in 1939, the club played again in the Second Division of the region. However, CD Villarreal was dissolved in the early 1940s, and in 1942, CA Foghetecaz, an acronym for the club's founders (Font, Gil, Herrero, Teuler, Catalá and Zaragoza), was one of several clubs established in its place. In 1946, the new club joined the Valencian Football Federation and renamed itself as CAF Villarreal, where the F stood for Foghetecaz. The name changed again to the current Villarreal CF in 1954, with a badge similar to the present one.

    The club has spent much of its history in the lower divisions of Spanish football, and only made their La Liga debut in 1998. In the 21st century, Villarreal gained some league stability following the rise to prominence of Juan Román Riquelme, Marcos Senna, Juan Pablo Sorín and Diego Forlán (the only Villarreal player to win the Pichichi and European Golden Shoe titles) under Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini. The club made its first appearance in the UEFA Champions League in 2005 and reached the semi-finals of the competition. The club achieved its best league finish in the 2007/08 campaign, runners-up behind leaders Real Madrid, and made further UEFA Champions League appearances while also appearing in the UEFA Cup and boasting the talents of Bruno Soriano, Diego Godín, Santi Cazorla, Joan Capdevila, Giuseppe Rossi and Joseba Llorente; but sustained relegation in 2012, before quickly rebounding, becoming a stable top division club and and going on to achieve three top-six finishes under Marcelino García Toral. By 2021, under the leadership of Unai Emery, the team reached their first Europa League final.

    Villarreal has supported a long rivalry with CD Castellón for geographical reasons, since both are from the province of Castellón; this clash is called the Derbi de La Plana. They also rival Valencia, since the two had been the most competitive teams of the Valencian Community; this clash is called the Derbi de la Comunitat. Villarreal's mascot is called Groguet (coming from the word ‘groc’ which means yellow in Valencian). They play their home games at the Estadio de la Cerámica, formerly and informally called El Madrigal, and originally called Campo de Villarreal.


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    Ayoba

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    Well we're incapable of keeping a clean sheet.

    Maguire and Shaw and huge losses.

    1-1
     

    always_hoping

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    Villarreal would be happy to play for a draw but with no Shaw, Maguire injured and Wan Bissaka suspended they'll be coming to Old Trafford for the win now.
     

    Orton

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    They will outplay us.
     

    Samid

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    Villarreal's last results in 90 mins:

    1-1 vs United
    1-1 vs Chelsea
    0-0 vs Granada
    0-0 vs Espanyol
    2-2 vs Atletico
    2-2 vs Atalanta
    0-0 vs Mallorca
    4-1 vs Elche
    0-0 vs Real Madrid

    Man Utd v Villarreal all results in 90 mins:

    0-0
    0-0
    0-0
    0-0
    1-1

    We're fecked.
     
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    slored1

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    Might be Ole's last game.

    De Gea
    Dalot - Varane - Lindelöf - Telles
    Van de Beek - McTominay
    Sancho - Bruno - Pogba
    Ronaldo
     

    MUFC OK

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    Yeah, we're not winning this one. Expect a slow start, Villareal to grow into the game and either nick it 1-0 or it be a 0-0
     

    JustinC00

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    ------------------------Ronaldo
    -------------------------Bruno
    -----------Pogba---Fred--McTominay
    Telles-----------------------------------------Dalot
    -----------Lindelof-Varane-Bailly
    ----------------------------DDG
     

    bosnian_red

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    3 losses in 4 and a must win here, we'll likely win it to relieve some pressure.

    Ronaldo
    Lingard Bruno Greenwood
    Pogba McTominay
    Telles Lindelof Varane Dalot
    De Gea
    Would say Sancho needs more time out of the limelight.
     

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    Another boring display and a shit result attached to it incoming.
     

    Yagami

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    The fact that Ole will still be here for this is laughable.
     

    VidaRed

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    If we draw this the pressure will go through the roof. If we lose we could get decimated in october with our morale being down.

    SQUEAKY BUM TIME X99999999
     

    Kush

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    Villarreal's last results in 90 mins:

    1-1 vs United
    1-1 vs Chelsea
    0-0 vs Granada
    0-0 vs Espanyol
    2-2 vs Atletico
    2-2 vs Atalanta
    0-0 vs Mallorca
    4-1 vs Elche

    Man Utd v Villarreal all results in 90 mins:

    0-0
    0-0
    0-0
    0-0
    1-1

    We're fecked.
    We'll win this quite comfortably. Whenever Ole is under pressure, we start producing results.

    The fact that Ole will still be here for this is laughable.
    No point in wasting your energy, Ole isn't going anywhere anytime soon. We'd have to go on very poor run of games for our board to act.
     

    JoaquinJoaquin

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    Lose this, and I can see us going out of the group again. Which should be the end of Ole, no matter what.
     

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    Nervous for this one. If we don't win it, we're in big trouble.
     

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    Oooh looking forward to see some more McFred silky smooth midfield passing display.

    If he plays them two feckers he really needs to give his head a wobble.

    They make me long for Cleverley.
     

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    The drawing machine? Well then we're obviously gonna be the ones they carve apart. 3-1 Villareal.
     

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    Emery the guy who outwitted Ole in the final. We are definately not going to get outplayed at home. Nope.
     

    Yagami

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    No point in wasting your energy, Ole isn't going anywhere anytime soon. We'd have to go on very poor run of games for our board to act.
    You're right. Hopefully we win this one, anyway. I don't think any of us are in the mood for a potential Europa League run again!
     

    Kush

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    You're right. Hopefully we win this one, anyway. I don't think any of us are in the mood for a potential Europa League run again!
    Our group is too simple for us to feck up and end up in EL again (surely?) :nervous:

    Like I said, Ole morphs into God mode when he's under severe pressure so I am confident we'll get a win here.
     

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    Looks like Maguire out Shaw out AWB suspended. So it's a Bially right back Varane Lidelof, Dalot. This is a must won game against a side who like a draw. I think Oles is fecked and the football gods don't like him, and we lose and I seriously think he will be looking at the sack.
     

    horsechoker

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    Ole's job won't be on the line like some will be hoping but he is facing a real test now. 3 home defeats in a row is a Moyes-esque stat but that's what he's facing.
     

    Yagami

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    Our group is too simple for us to feck up and end up in EL again (surely?) :nervous:

    Like I said, Ole morphs into God mode when he's under severe pressure so I am confident we'll get a win here.
    I'm glad you're confident, mate. My confidence going into this season left quicker than a deadbeat dad.

    Doesn't help that we're historically poor against Spanish sides, and it looks like we'll be without Maguire, Shaw and AWB :nervous:
     

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    A must-win game, but mostly likely to come away with a draw. The way we play, I don't have any confidence of a win no matter who we play. There will be days where we thrash a team, but those are rare occasions.
     
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Man of the Match

David de Gea image David de Gea 85% of 414 votes

Runners-up

Player Ratings

6.0 Total Average Rating

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Score Predictions

167,53,100
  • Man Utd win
  • Villarreal win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 18% Man Utd 1:1 Villarreal
  • 15% Man Utd 2:1 Villarreal
  • 13% Man Utd 1:0 Villarreal
  • 12% Man Utd 0:0 Villarreal
  • 12% Man Utd 2:0 Villarreal
  • 5% Man Utd 0:1 Villarreal
  • 4% Man Utd 3:0 Villarreal
  • 4% Man Utd 1:2 Villarreal
  • 4% Man Utd 0:2 Villarreal
  • 4% Man Utd 3:1 Villarreal
  • 1% Man Utd 5:0 Villarreal
  • 1% Man Utd 4:0 Villarreal
  • 1% Man Utd 0:5 Villarreal
  • 1% Man Utd 2:2 Villarreal
  • 1% Man Utd 3:2 Villarreal
  • 1% Man Utd 4:1 Villarreal
  • 1% Man Utd 0:4 Villarreal
  • 0% Man Utd 1:3 Villarreal
  • 0% Man Utd 4:2 Villarreal
  • 0% Man Utd 2:3 Villarreal
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Match Stats

  1. Man Utd
  2. Villarreal
Possession
56% 44%
Shots
14 15
Shots on Target
7 7
Corners
4 4
Fouls
10 10

Referee

Felix Zwayer