UEFA Champions League 2021: Villarreal vs Manchester United Head to Head

UEFA Champions League 2021: Villarreal vs Man United

A crucial match in Group F of the UCL in game week 5 as the top 2 teams Villarreal and Man United go head to head on Tuesday evening as both teams are tied with the same points (7) with just 2 points difference with the 3rd placed Atalanta. 

Group F standings UCL 2021-22
Group F Standings after 4 matches played 

Villarreal vs Man United: Match Preview

Villarreal have played really well in this year's Champions League after winning the Europa League last year by defeating Manchester United in the finals on penalties. 

The yellow submarine are 2nd in their group with the same points as Manchester United. Villarreal has played 4 matches, won 2, lost 1 and drew 1. 

They lost their match against Manchester United at Old Trafford in an intense match in which a late winner was scored by Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United. 

Villarreal won both their matches against Young Boys and drew with Atlanta. They will host Manchester United at Estadio de la Cerámica in their next match which can decide the fate of the whole group standings. 

Coming to Manchester United, there has been a lot going at this club right now, their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær was sacked by the board after their lose against Watford 4-1. It was very heartbreaking for the players, fans and the staff. They have kept just 1 clean sheet since 29th August 2021. 

Micheal Carrick will be the interim manager until the next manager. Manchester United top the group with 7 points but that doesn't make their place safe for the next round as 2nd placed Villarreal are on 7 points and Atalanta are on 5 so drawing or losing a single match will make it very difficult for them to qualify. 

Out of 4 matches, they have played, they won 2 matches against Atalanta and Villareal, drew against Atalanta and lost to Young Boys. They travel to Spain to play Villarreal which can be a decider for their future in the tournament. 

Villarreal vs Man United: Last 5 Head to Head Results

30th Nov 2021Man United 2-1 VillarrealUCL 
27th May 2021Villarreal 1-1 Man United
              (11-10) on pens
Europa League 
26th Nov 2008Villarreal 0-0 Man UnitedUCL
18th Sept 2008Man United 0-0 VillarrealUCL
23rd Nov 2005Man United 0-0 VillarrealUCL

Villarreal vs Man United: Head-to-Head Form Guide

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Villarreal vs Man United: UCL Trivia & Key Stats

- Manchester United haven't lost a match against Villarreal in the Champions League in their 5 meetings. (W1 D4)

- Manchester United are yet to win a single match in November.

- Villarreal have failed to reach the knockouts in their previous 2 UCL appearances, but whenever they have played Manchester United in the group stage they have reached quarter-finals and semi-finals in 2 different years. 

Villarreal vs Man United: Predicted Xl

Villarreal CF Predicted Xl (4-3-3):

G.Rulli(GK), P.Torres, R.Albiol, J.Foyth, A.Moreno, E.Capoue, D,Parejo, F.Coquelin, M.Trigueros, Y.Pino, P.Alcacer, A.Groeneveld

Manchester United Predicted Xl (4-2-3-1): Gea(GK),  H.Maguire, V.Lindelof, A.Telles, A.Bissaka, S.McTominay, D.Beek, B.Fernandes, M.Rashford, J.Sancho, C.Ronaldo

Villarreal vs Man United: Injury and Suspensions

Manchester United: (Injury List)
1)Mason Greenwood 
2)Paul Pogba
3)Raphael Varane (injured)
4)Paul Pogba (injured)
5)Edinson Cavani (injured)

Villarreal: (Injury List)
1)Gerard Moreno 

Villarreal vs Man United: Head-to-Head Prediction 

Manchester United will be heading in the match to get a positive result after the sacking of their manager and will be in need of a boost. Manchester United to earn a hard-fought victory away and to keep a clean sheet. 

Prediction: Villarreal 0-1 Man United

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