UCL Preview: Villarreal vs Manchester United – Key stats, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction

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Manchester United travel to Villarreal for their next UEFA Champions League group game on Tuesday night.

Venue: Estadio de la Cerámica

Key statistics

Manchester United have drawn their last three matches against Villarreal away from home.

Manchester United have failed to win four of the last six matches across all competitions.

Villarreal are unbeaten in four of their last five matches across all competitions.

Head to head

These two sides have met each other six times since 2005 and full of those meetings have ended in rose with either side winning one each.

Latest performances in all competitions

Villarreal: LDLWWD

Manchester United: WLWDLL


The Spanish outfit have been difficult to beat in recent weeks and they will be motivated to pick up all three points after being held to a draw against Celta Vigo on Saturday.

They were narrowly beaten by Manchester United at Old Trafford and the Spanish outfit will be looking to avenge that defeat.

They managed to beat the Red Devils in the finals of the Europa League earlier this year and Villarreal will be fairly confident of grinding out another win against an inconsistent Manchester United side.

Possible Villarreal starting line-up

Geronimo Rulli; Juan Foyth, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza; Dani Parejo, Etienne Capoue, Francis Coquelin; Pino, Boulaye Dia, Arnaut Danjuma

Manchester United

The Red Devils have lost their last two matches across all competitions and they have conceded six goals in the process.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked after the recent run of form and it will be interesting to see if Manchester United can turn their season around under the guidance of a new manager.

The Red Devils could climb to the top of their group with a win here and it remains to be seen whether the players can step up and deliver a positive result.

Possible Manchester United starting line-up

David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Diogo Dalot; Donny Van de Beek, Fred; Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Cristiano Ronaldo


Villarreal 1-2 Manchester United