Europa League final: Three things Emery would do to beat Man United

The stage is set for a pulsating Europa League final between Manchester United and Villarreal at the beautiful Stadion Energa Gdańsk on Wednesday.

Former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery will be hoping to win this after he failed with the Gunners against Chelsea in the 2018/19 final at Baku.

However, Manchester United are rated as favourite but the Spaniard will not be underrated as he has won the competition previously with Sevilla and it was in style as they did it three times consecutively.

Here are three things Emery would do to beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on Wednesday night.


Emery will set out his squad to press Manchester United and deny them space on the ball. The midfield trio of Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford will be hassled all night and forced into mistakes.

Set Piece

With the likes of Raul Albiol and Pau Torres in the team, Villarreal will get good deliveries into United’s box and hope to catch them off guard especially with captain Harry Maguire likely not to play due to injury.

Unleash Chukwueze

Samuel Chukwueze is deadly with his left foot and highly rated by Unai Emery. The Nigerian has the highest assist so far for the Yellow Submarines with four and has attempted the most dribbles, 58. He will be deployed on the right wing where he would be instructed to torment Luke Shaw and create spaces for his teammates to score.

The match will be enjoyable for neutrals and the fans inside the stadium are in for a great game.

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