Manchester United will seek to secure their first win in this season's UEFA Champions league after loosing their first match. While Villarreal will seek to win this match after drawing 2-2 against Atalanta a fortnight ago.
Manchester United are the Bookmakers favourite against Villarreal on Wednesday, but Manchester United will be worried for the following reasons.
1. Head to Head Record: Manchester United has faced Villarreal on 5 different occasions. 4 of those matches were in UEFA Champions league and they all ended in a goalless draw. The last one was last season's Europa league final which Villarreal won. So in total Manchester United has never defeated Villarreal in a competitive match. This should indeed be worrisome to the Manchester based club.
2. Crises in the defense: Manchester United's preferred back 4 are Aaron Wan Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw. Bissaka got a red card in their UEFA Champions league 2-1 loss to BSC Young Boys so he is suspended. Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire both picked up injuries in their last weekend Premier league defeat(1-0) to Aston Villa. According to the press conference by Manchester United manager, Luke Shaw seems likely to play while Harry Maguire will most probably miss the match against Villarreal. This is a huge problem for Manchester United who will be without 2 of their first choice defenders.
3. The Form of Manchester United at the moment: the recent form of Manchester United is not good when compared to that of Villarreal. Villarreal has not lost a single match in the last 4 games while Manchester United has lost 3 of their last 4 matches in all competition. This will play a huge role in the mentality of both teams.
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