Manchester United are starting the post-Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era with a huge game at Villarreal in the Champions League kick-off tonight.
Yet, as vital as the next management appointment is, United cannot afford to miss the Estadio de la Cerámica. While they remain in a strong position in Group F, a loss here and Atalanta’s victory over Young Boys would leave them third in the group and give the new manager, whoever he is, a potentially difficult situation to look forward to. to save.
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The first team news
United defender Raphael Varane sidelined for several weeks with a hamstring injury, although captain Harry Maguire is available for European competition amid a one-match domestic suspension for his two yellow cards – which came in the span of seven minutes – in the Watford debacle.
Paul Pogba is also out for up to three months due to a thigh injury suffered with France, while Mason Greenwood is isolating himself after testing positive for Covid-19.
Luke Shaw is also dubious with a head injury suffered against Watford, while Edinson Cavani is still struggling with a tendon problem.
How to watch
TV channel: Tonight’s game will be televised live on BT Sport 3, with coverage starting at 5 p.m.
Direct: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the action unfold online through the BT Sport website or app.
You can also follow the coverage with Standard Sport’s LIVE match blog.
Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Manchester United’s trip to Villarreal in the Champions League tonight.
Kick-off at the Estadio de la Cerámica is scheduled for 17:45 GMT.