Fans of both teams await the Champions League action on Wednesday when Manchester United take on Villarreal.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Manchester United v Villarreal are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
Manchester United will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 0-1 EFL Cup loss in their previous game against West Ham United.
In that match, Manchester United managed 61% possession and 27 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For their opponents, West Ham United got 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. Manuel Lanzini (9') scored for West Ham United.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Manchester United have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Manchester United have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 6 goals in the process. That kind of trend might not be sustained into this game, however.
Villarreal go into this encounter after a 4-1 La Liga win with the eclipse of Elche CF in their last fixture.
In that game, Villarreal managed 60% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. For Villarreal, the goals were scored by Yeremi Pino (5'), Manu Trigueros (39'), Arnaut Danjuma (60') and Alberto Moreno (94'). At the other end, Elche CF had 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Johan Mojica (19') scored for Elche CF.
Unai Emery's Villarreal have fired home 8 times in the course of their latest six matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during that same period adds up to 5.
Team News: Manchester United
Edinson Cavani (Knock), Amad Diallo (Thigh Problems) and Marcus Rashford (Shoulder Injury) will be missing for Manchester United manager Ole Solskjær. Suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Phil Jones and Lee Grant.
Team News: Villarreal
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there is just the one fitness worry for the Villarreal boss Unai Emery to be concerned about. Samuel Chukwueze (Hamstring Injury) misses out for this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Manchester United certainly have the ability to get the goals that they need when they play Villarreal, who may well find it hard finding the net themselves.
Therefore, we are anticipating a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Manchester United at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Old Trafford (74,140)
Captain: Harry Maguire
Chairman: Joel & Avram Glazer
Manager: Ole Solskjær
Competitions: Premier League position 3, Champions League (Group F)
⭐ Star Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Funchal, Portugal. Having made a first senior appearance for Sporting Lisbon in the 2002 - 2003 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 season so far in 2 appearances.