πŸ† Europa League final: Key battles that could decide match between Villarreal and Man United
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πŸ† Europa League final: Key battles that could decide match between Villarreal and Man United

The 2020/21 Europa League season comes to a close on Wednesday night when Villareal play Manchester United in the final at the Gdansk Stadium, Poland. 

The Red Devils will be out in the hunt for their second Europa League crown, having tasted victory in 2017. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will however come up against a Spanish side under a seasoned Europa League manager in the name of Unai Emery, and it promises to be a cracker of a match. 

The Manchester club are firm favourites, but the Yellow Submarines are no pushovers if their season is anything to go by. 

Ahead of the game, we take a look at some of the battles to expect. 

Bruno Fernandes v Francis Coquelin

Fernandes has had an excellent campaign and remains United's, main man. The midfielder has scored five and assisted four in eight games this season.

The opposite side has former Arsenal star Coquelin, who has settled in well since his move from the London side. 

He showed his former side he can be quite a handful during their semi-final ie, and will be tasked with handling the Portuguese 

Victor Lindelof vs Gerard Moreno

Gerrard Moreno has had a phenomenal season with the Yellow Submarines. He finished the LaLiga season second in the goal-scoring charts behind Lionel Messi, and is a serious threat going forward. 

In the absence of Harry Maguire, who is nursing an injury, Lindelof, who will most likely play alongside Eric Bailly, will be tasked with dealing with the Spaniard. 

Pau Torres vs Edinson Cavani

Cavani has already endeared himself to the Old Trafford faithfuls with key goals including that dink against Fulham last week. 

He will most likely lead United's attack, and as shown throughout the season, his finishing is reminiscent of his younger days. 

He will be up against Torres, who has impressed in LaLiga this season, leading to his call-up to the national team. 

Who will win the battle? Catch all the Europa League action on Futaa!

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