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Villarreal v Manchester United: Man Utd boss Solskjaer 'quietly assured'

All previous 21 penalties had been converted before David de Gea's missDavid de Gea failed at the end of a marathon penalty shootout as Villarreal dashed Manchester United's hopes of Europa League glory in Gdansk.This was a disappointing contest lacking in quality and producing only three shots on target across 120 minutes - but drama…

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David de Gea's penalty is saved
All old 21 penalties had been converted earlier than David de Gea's leave out

David de Gea failed at the cease of a marathon penalty shootout as Villarreal dashed Manchester United's hopes of Europa League glory in Gdansk.

This modified into once a disappointing contest missing in quality and producing most efficient three shots now heading within the right kind route at some level of 120 minutes - but drama arrived with the position-kicks.

All 20 outfield gamers converted their penalties within the longest shootout in a final of any Uefa competitors, and in an increasingly annoying stadium Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli blasted house his effort after which denied De Gea, who modified into once crestfallen at the cease.

It gave Villarreal a first major trophy in their history and observed faded Arsenal boss Unai Emery purchase the Europa League for an out of the ordinary fourth time.

Nonetheless, on the anniversary of every Sir Matt Busby's beginning and the legend Champions League final in 1999 that earned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hero situation amongst the Feeble Trafford faithful, there modified into once to be no unique 26 Can also impartial landmark as United entire a fourth yr with out silverware.

United simply didn't originate enough, despite the enormous gulf in switch costs and salaries between the two clubs.

Solskjaer's facet didn't beginning nicely and fell at the support of to a soft aim from Gerard Moreno.

Edinson Cavani dragged United level 10 minutes into the 2d length after a Marcus Rashford shot had been deflected into his route, but United failed to originate on that momentum and by the cease Solskjaer modified into once introducing Juan Mata and Alex Telles purely to exercise penalties within the shootout.

Every gamers scored. Though given De Gea had failed to place any of the old 21 penalties he had confronted, maybe Solskjaer must always hang adopted the example of faded United boss Louis van Gaal, who famously triggered Tim Krul purely for a shootout at the 2014 World Cup, which the Netherlands went on to procedure shut

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Solskjaer's substitute assert

Solskjaer says season hasn't been winning

For most of this season, no-one has been rather decided which United were going to expose up. It felt treasure that at some level of the general game in Gdansk, as they alternated between ingenious and passive virtually with every passing minute.

Evidently, Solskjaer felt he had no different except for to follow it.

Within the final game of closing season, he waited till the 87th minute of the semi-final defeat by Sevilla earlier than making a alternate.

By then, his facet were losing, so it modified into once now not a shock the Norwegian had now not faded any of the six he modified into once allowed on this occasion as extra time began.

Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani's 17th aim of the season took the game to extra time

The brutal truth is, having long gone with his strongest offensive beginning XI, there modified into once no-one on the bench Solskjaer felt assured might maybe presumably maybe enhance the assert.

In Cavani and Mason Greenwood, two of United's handiest performers were attackers. However Rashford had a terrible game, which modified into once summed up by the England man failing to convert when Greenwood had given him a decided witness at aim.

Any aim would were ruled offside but Rashford modified into once now not to know that as his scuffed effort rolled broad.

Scott McTominay's midfield industry outshone each Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, who each flitted out and in of the game with out producing anything else truly mighty.

Defensive trudge-up

It can presumably maybe be easy to repeat the absence of captain Harry Maguire as the major ingredient in Moreno's opener.

However Maguire modified into once on the pitch when United conceded a very identical extra or less aim against Everton in February.

On that occasion it modified into once Dominic Calvert-Lewin who slid the ball previous De Gea as United's defence failed to tackle a free-kick floated from a deep speak into their penalty speak.

This time Moreno's stride into the box went unchecked, allowing him to discover in entrance of Victor Lindelof and switch Dani Parejo's free-kick into De Gea's aim.

Gerard Moreno
Gerard Moreno scored his 30th aim of the season to give Villarreal the lead

It's the extra or less routine assert Solskjaer's group were weak to all season and appeared to be one thing Emery had labored out given the assortment of cases Villarreal attach themselves in eventualities to mumble such crosses, with out rather getting their execution real.

Now not that apprehensive United defending modified into once restricted to region-items. The witness of Eric Bailly attempting an overhead-kick inner his have six-yard box within the opening phases of the 2d length would were most efficient marginally less caring had he basically linked with the ball.

It must be argued Solskjaer must always hang addressed the assert earlier than now. Some might maybe presumably maybe explain it modified into once for the powers-that-be to tackle it for him.

Now, having failed to procedure shut a trophy in two and a half of seasons as supervisor, the acquainted questions about his have skill will practice the Norwegian around all summer.

United's penalty shootout woes - the stats

  • Villarreal are the most important facet to procedure shut in their first look in a major European final since Shakhtar Donetsk within the 2008-09 Uefa Cup.
  • Manchester United hang lost six of their closing seven penalty shootouts in all competitions, most efficient winning against Rochdale within the League Cup in September 2019 in that time.
  • Villarreal boss Unai Emery is the most important supervisor to procedure shut both the Uefa Cup or Europa League four cases, surpassing Giovanni Trapattoni.
  • Villarreal modified into the 13th facet in Europe's spacious five leagues to hit the 100-aim milestone in all competitions this season (100).
  • The three shots now heading within the right kind route produced within the game (one for Villarreal and two for Manchester United) modified into once the bottom tally in a Europa League final since Porto v Sporting Braga in 2011 furthermore observed wonderful three.
  • Gerard Moreno netted his 82nd aim in all competitions for Villarreal, becoming a member of Giuseppe Rossi as the club's all-time high-scorer.
  • Moreno modified into the most important player to discover 30+ targets for Villarreal in a single season in all competitions since Giuseppe Rossi in 2010-11 (32).
  • Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani modified into wonderful the third player former 34 or above to discover in a major European final for an English club, after Gary McAllister (36) for Liverpool within the Uefa Cup final versus Alaves in 2000-01 and Didier Drogba (34) for Chelsea within the Champions League final versus Bayern Munich in 2011-12
  • Manchester United's Edinson Cavani has scored 16 targets in his closing 11 begins within the Europa League.
  • Manchester United's Mason Greenwood made his 52nd look this season in all competitions, the joint-most of any teen with a bunch from Europe's spacious five leagues alongside with Barcelona's Pedri.

Player of the match

MorenoGerard Moreno

with a median of 7.98

Villarreal

  1. Squad number7Player titleMoreno

  2. Squad number18Player titleMoreno

  3. Squad number5Player titleParejo

  4. Squad number4Player titleTorres

  5. Squad number3Player titleAlbiol

  6. Squad number19Player titleCoquelin

  7. Squad number17Player titlePaco Alcácer

  8. Squad number2Player titleMario Gaspar

  9. Squad number13Player titleRulli

  10. Squad number12Player titleDani Raba

  11. Squad number25Player titleCapoue

  12. Squad number9Player titleBacca

  13. Squad number14Player titleManu Trigueros

  14. Squad number23Player titleMoi Gómez

  15. Squad number8Player titleFoyth

  16. Squad number30Player titlePino

  17. Squad number24Player titlePedraza

Manchester United

  1. placeholderSquad number7Player titleCavani

  2. p06jcwfvSquad number39Player titleMcTominay

  3. p06jcvypSquad number23Player titleShaw

  4. p06jcw7wSquad number8Player titleMata

  5. placeholderSquad number29Player titleWan-Bissaka

  6. placeholderSquad number11Player titleGreenwood

  7. placeholderSquad number38Player titleTuanzebe

  8. placeholderSquad number18Player titleBruno Fernandes

  9. placeholderSquad number21Player titleJames

  10. placeholderSquad number27Player titleAlex Telles

  11. p06jcw70Squad number6Player titlePogba

  12. p06jcvsrSquad number3Player titleBailly

  13. p06jcwm9Squad number17Player titleFred

  14. p06jcvm9Squad number2Player titleLindelöf

  15. p06jcvl5Squad number1Player titlede Gea

  16. p06jcwkrSquad number10Player titleRashford

Line-ups

Villarreal

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Rulli
  • 8FoythBooked at 84minsSubstituted forPérez Martínezat 88'minutes
  • 3Albiol
  • 4Torres
  • 24PedrazaSubstituted forMorenoat 88'minutes
  • 30PinoSubstituted forAlcácerat 77'minutes
  • 25CapoueBooked at 54minsSubstituted forRabaseda Antolínat 120+3'minutes
  • 5Parejo
  • 14Trigueros MuñozSubstituted forGómez Bardonadoat 77'minutes
  • 7Moreno
  • 9BaccaSubstituted forCoquelinat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Asenjo
  • 2Pérez Martínez
  • 6Funes Mori
  • 12Rabaseda Antolín
  • 15Estupiñán
  • 17Alcácer
  • 18Moreno
  • 19Coquelin
  • 20Peña
  • 21Costa
  • 23Gómez Bardonado
  • 34Niño

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-BissakaSubstituted forMataat 120+3'minutes
  • 3BaillyBooked at 82minsSubstituted forTuanzebeat 116'minutes
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 23Shaw
  • 39McTominaySubstituted forTellesat 120+3'minutes
  • 6PogbaSubstituted forJamesat 116'minutes
  • 11GreenwoodSubstituted forFredat 100'minutes
  • 18Bruno Fernandes
  • 10Rashford
  • 7CavaniBooked at 113mins

Substitutes

  • 5Maguire
  • 8Mata
  • 13Grant
  • 17Fred
  • 19Diallo
  • 21James
  • 26Henderson
  • 27Telles
  • 31Matic
  • 33Williams
  • 34van de Beek
  • 38Tuanzebe

Referee:
Clément Turpin

Attendance:
9,412

Are dwelling Text

  1. Match ends, Villarreal 1(11), Manchester United 1(10).

  2. Penalty Shootout ends, Villarreal 1(11), Manchester United 1(10).

  3. Penalty saved! David de Gea (Manchester United) fails to capitalise on this elephantine different, real footed shot saved within the bottom real nook.

  4. Goal! Villarreal 1(11), Manchester United 1(10). Gerónimo Rulli (Villarreal) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the head real nook.

  5. Goal! Villarreal 1(10), Manchester United 1(10). Victor Lindelöf (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the head left nook.

  6. Goal! Villarreal 1(10), Manchester United 1(9). Pau Torres (Villarreal) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the head left nook.

  7. Goal! Villarreal 1(9), Manchester United 1(9). Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the head real nook.

  8. Goal! Villarreal 1(9), Manchester United 1(8). Mario Gaspar (Villarreal) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the excessive centre of the aim.

  9. Goal! Villarreal 1(8), Manchester United 1(8). Luke Shaw (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom real nook.

  10. Goal! Villarreal 1(8), Manchester United 1(7). Francis Coquelin (Villarreal) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the head real nook.

  11. Goal! Villarreal 1(7), Manchester United 1(7). Daniel James (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the head real nook.

  12. Goal! Villarreal 1(7), Manchester United 1(6). Raúl Albiol (Villarreal) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the bottom real nook.

  13. Goal! Villarreal 1(6), Manchester United 1(6). Fred (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom real nook.

  14. Goal! Villarreal 1(6), Manchester United 1(5). Moi Gómez (Villarreal) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the centre of the aim.

  15. Goal! Villarreal 1(5), Manchester United 1(5). Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the bottom left nook.

  16. Goal! Villarreal 1(5), Manchester United 1(4). Daniel Parejo (Villarreal) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the bottom left nook.

  17. Goal! Villarreal 1(4), Manchester United 1(4). Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the bottom left nook.

  18. Goal! Villarreal 1(4), Manchester United 1(3). Alberto Moreno (Villarreal) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom real nook.

  19. Goal! Villarreal 1(3), Manchester United 1(3). Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the bottom left nook.

  20. Goal! Villarreal 1(3), Manchester United 1(2). Paco Alcácer (Villarreal) converts the penalty with a real footed shot to the bottom left nook.

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