Manchester United and Villarreal face each other this Wednesday evening (9 p.m.) in the Europa League final with a title at stake but also a qualifying ticket for the Champions League for the Spaniards.
After the championships closed last weekend, the European club cups deliver their verdict this week. It starts this Wednesday evening with the final of the Europa League between Manchester United and Villarreal (9 p.m.), in Gdansk (Poland). The two teams will play in front of 9,500 supporters, including 2,000 from each club.
The meeting will be broadcast in clear on RMC Story and will be commented by Jano Resseguié and Emmanuel Petit. It will also be on RMC Sport 1 with an aerial connection from 8 p.m. on the RMC Europa program where you will find all the information, team compositions and analyzes of our consultants. You can also follow it on the radio on RMC and on our live commented site.
Emery, the expert
Manchester United will try to put their name on the record for the second time after their victory in 2017 against Ajax Amsterdam. Villarreal is a novice at this stage of the competition after failing four times in the semi-finals of European cups (2006 in the Champions League, 2004, 2011 and 2016 in the Europa League).
The Spanish team can count on a specialist in the competition, Unai Emery, triple winner of the event with Sevilla FC (2014, 2015 and 2016) and finalist for the fifth time in seven years (a defeat with Arsenal in 2019 against in Chelsea).
Monaco behind Manchester United
This meeting is of great interest for France and Monaco, since the winner wins a qualifying ticket for the group stages of the Champions League unless he is already qualified through his championship (in which case, it returns in the country ranked 5th in the UEFA ranking, France). This is the case of Manchester United, second in the Premier League. A victory for the Red Devils would allow ASM, 3rd in Ligue 1, to directly access the pools. However, Villarreal’s success would force the Monegasques to go through the third preliminary round, then a possible jump-off.