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Manchester United vs Villarreal: Predicted line-ups, Team News & Kick-Off Time

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Check out the latest team news, predicted line-ups, and kick-off time as Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United face Villarreal in the Champions League.

Just over four months after losing to Villarreal in the Europa League final, Manchester United can get a spot of revenge when the two sides square off in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Red Devils have lost three of their last four games in all competitions, including one to BSC Young Boys in their Champions League opener. They’re rock bottom in Group F with zero points.

Sealing three points on Wednesday is critical, although Villarreal are no pushover. The Yellow Submarine are one point above United in Group F in third place after drawing 2-2 with Atalanta in their first game.

Team News

Manchester United

PlayerStatus
Marcus RashfordOut
Amad DialloOut
Aaron Wan-BissakaSuspended
Harry MaguireOut
Luke ShawDoubt

Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo have returned to training on their own, but are still not ready to join the group or return to action. Rashford will see a doctor on Friday to see if he can resume contact training.

Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire, who suffered knocks in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa, missed training on Friday.

According to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Maguire is ‘more or less definitely out’ while Shaw has an outside chance of making the Villarreal match. The Red Devils boss also hinted in his pre-match conference that he could change his formation.

Villarreal

PlayerStatus
Gerard MorenoOut
Dani RabaOut
Yeremi PinoDoubt
Samuel ChukwuezeDoubt
Francis CoquelinSuspended

The big news from Villarreal is that star striker Gerard Moreno, who scored against United in last season’s Europa League final, is out with a thigh problem.

Former Arsenal and Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin has to serve a suspension. Dani Raba is also unavailable, while Yeremi Pino and Samuel Chukwueze could feature depending on their fitness.

Predicted Line-Ups

Manchester United (4-2-3-1)

Villarreal (4-3-3)

Standings in Champions League

When does the match start?

The Champions League match between Manchester United and Villarreal at Old Trafford starts on Wednesday night at 21:00 (CEST).

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