Manchester United are all set to welcome their European rivals Villarreal to Old Trafford for their Champions League group stage encounter on Wednesday night. Both team last played each other in the final of UEFA Europa League last year. In that fixture, the Spanish club defeated the English club on a penalty shoot-out. It will be an opportunity for Red Devils to take the revenge of that final defeat against Villarreal. In their first match of Champions League group stage, Manchester United shockingly slipped 2-1 at Young Boys. The Premier League club have now lost three of their last four matches in all competitions. Therefore, this fixture is a must win for Ole Gunner to boost the morale of the squad and fans. The coach will be forced to make some changes in his lineup due to injuries. It would be exciting to see how Manchester United could line up against Villarreal.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was shown a straight red card in the defeat against Young Boys, so he is not available. Diogo Dalot is all set to come into starting lineup at right-back.
Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw were injured in the fixture against Aston Villa and are in major doubts. Both players were forced out with respective calf and muscle injuries. Victor Lindelof is likely to come in place for Maguire and Alex Telles is set to replace Shaw at left-back. Former Real Madrid player Raphael Varane will be the main defender in the lineup.
There is a possibility that Ole might include Edinson Cavani in the starting lineup. Pogba would be deployed as a defending midfielder and Ronaldo have to play out into a wide-left role, with through the middle.
How Manchester United could line up against Villarreal
Manchester United possible starting lineup: De Gea; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane, Alex Telles; McTominay, Paul Pogba; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo; Edinson Cavani