Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is almost certain to be under pressure to end the long trophyless run at the club in the new season after another season without a trophy thanks to the Europa League final defeat at the hands of Spanish La Liga club Villarreal.
Manchester United have not won a major trophy in four years and they came so close to ending that run against the Yellow Submarines in the Europa League final. Manchester United on TV was a feature for that Europa League final in Gdansk, Poland. Manchester United on TV was also a feature when the Red Devils beat hosts Wolves 2-1 away from home in their last league game of the season as Solskjaer rested all his big guns in preparations for the Europa League final. In the end, the gamble didn’t pay off after his team lost to Villarreal on penalties.
Manchester United on TV was a feature when Spanish international Gerard Moreno gave Villarreal the lead in the first half. His goal ensured that the Yellow Submarines took a lead into the half-time break and also increased his tally to 30 goals in all competitions to seal his status as the leading goalscorer for the Spanish club.
The Red Devils got back into the game through the in-form EdinsonCavani in the second half and could have won the game if England international Marcus Rashford finished off a glorious opportunity shortly after the United equaliser. In the end, the two teams settled for extra time and then penalties. Manchester United shot stopper David De Gea missed the crucial penalty that handed Villarreal their first European trophy by winning the Europa League title.