Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived, but Manchester United stumbles at the start of the season. Three defeats in the previous four games have set off an alarm at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's position on the bench of the famous club is no longer secure either.
Many are wondering if the Norwegian is the right solution for Manchester United. In the first round of the Champions League, United was sensationally defeated in Bern by the Young Boys (1: 2). Victory is imperative tonight (21.00) at Old Trafford against Villarreal.
The Yellow Submarine is a big debtor of the English team. Last season, in the finals of the Europa League, after the penalty roulette title in the second-ranked competition, it went into the hands of Unai Emery. It will not be easy for the host to break through the solid wall of the Spanish team.
Last week, Real failed to beat the Yellow Submarine (0: 0) at the Santiago Bernebeu. At the start of the competition, Villareal played 2: 2 against Atalanta. United are under imperative after the defeat by Aston Villa (0: 1) on Saturday in the Premier League.
Although Ronaldo arrived, they are not doing well. In the last two games at Old Trafford, Manchester did not score a goal. For today's match, but also for the next few weeks, Solskjaer cannot count on the main man of defense, Harry Maguire
Solskjaer before the match
The defender tandem will consist of old Lindelof and newcomer: Varane.
The English national team player was injured on Saturday in the match against Aston Villa. "This is not a game you have to win, but it is definitely very important. As I said after the match with Young Boys, if you win three games at home and one away you should go into the next round."
"We watched the Europa League final, We analyzed what we could have done better ", Solskjaer pointed out before today's match, Sky Sports reports. Left back Luke Shaw is also injured. He missed yesterday's training, but he could be in the team against Villarreal.
Marcus Rashford started training, just as Amad Diallo, but it is too early for both of them to go out on the field. The culprit of the match in Bern, Aaron Wan Bissaka, was suspended for today's match due to red card in the duel with Young Boys And Villarreal cannot count on the strongest team in Manchester.
Two very important players in Unai Emery's concept are missing - striker Gerard Moreno and midfielder Francis Coquelin. The Spanish national team player has been injured for several weeks, while the Frenchman was suspended due to a red card in the match with Atalanta.