NEW BOSS, NEW ERA
Well, sort of.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s Man Utd reign is over, with the Red Devils legend dismissed on Sunday after a humiliating 4-1 defeat to Watford.
It follows a barren domestic run for United, but in Europe they’ve been kept afloat by Cristiano Ronaldo’s uncanny ability to score in stoppage time.
So now under the caretaker tutelage of Michael Carrick, United take on Europa League winners Villarreal tonight in Spain.
The Yellow Submarine aren’t enjoying the best of season’s in La Liga, but showed at Old Trafford in their 2-1 defeat that they are serious contenders for the knockouts.
And that has been demonstrated by back-to-back wins over Young Boys and Atalanta, making this a huge game in the context of Group F.
For the winners, most likely qualification and the pressure off going into Gameweek 6. For the losers, all very much to play for.
Kick-off in Spain is set for 5.45pm, so settle in for some tea-time football right here on SunSport.