Sport Villarreal vs Manchester United: Ronaldo, Sancho secure Champions League last 16 spot

22:55  23 november  2021
22:55  23 november  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Villarreal vs Manchester United . 1 hour ago. Add comment Watch LaterRemove. KICK-OFF at 17:45 (GMT) on 23rd November 2021 The referee for this match is F. Brych Game played at Estadio de la Cerámica This is a match in Europe - UEFA Champions League , Group F, Season 2021/2022. Line-up.

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Villarreal vs Manchester United ended in a late away win as managerless United reached the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

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David de Gea made fine stops in both halves to keep United in it, then caretaker coach Michael Carrick brought on subs and Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho delivered late goals to seal the win.

A few days after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired, United did him proud as they secured a spot in the last 16.

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From Fred’s impressive display in central midfield to Ronaldo finishing, Sancho coming to life and De Gea pulling off great saves, plenty of United players stood tall and there looked to be a clear plan.

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  Villarreal vs. Manchester United live score, updates, highlights from UEFA Champions League Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United need to come away with a result from their trip to Villarreal to remain on track to advance from the group stage.Just two days after installing assistant Michael Carrick to take over for former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Man United have to face arguably the toughest trip of its Champions League group stage at Villarreal. The Spanish side outplayed Man United for large stretches in their first match at Old Trafford, only to lose 2-1 after heroics by Cristiano Ronaldo. Villarreal also beat Man United on penalty kicks to win the Europa League trophy in May.

Manchester United may have several problems, but they will be in the knockouts of the 2021/22 Champions League thanks to a 2-0 victory away at Villarreal in one of Tuesday's early kick offs. Late goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho ensured Michael Carrick earned a win in his first game There weren't many opportunities in the first half of this game, apart from wasted freekicks from Ronaldo and Dani Parejo. Into the second half, David de Gea made a tremendous save from Manu Trigueros, while Arnaut Danjuma fired a shot over as well. But, Manchester United finished strong

Villarreal . Man Utd . Serge Aurier misses out as he is ineligible, but Juan Foyth is fit to start at right-back against Manchester United . They have won four of their last six at home, however, and welcome a Manchester United in disarray in midweek. United took the decision to relieve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his duties on Sunday morning following a run of one win in seven in the league . United did come from behind to secure a late win in the reverse fixture, but have failed to win their two away Champions League games this season.

After weathering a Villarreal storm, this was a savvy display from United and things could look very different in February when the UEFA Champions League last 16 rolls around.

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Villarreal vs Manchester United stats, final score

Villarreal 0-2 Manchester United

Goals scored: Ronaldo 78′ Sancho 90′

Shots: Villarreal 13, Manchester United 11

Shots on target: Villarreal 3, Manchester United 6

Possession: Villarreal 52, Manchester United 48

De Gea keeps United in it

Villarreal saw a lot of the ball in the first half and the closest United came to scoring was a set piece which was headed wide by Scott McTominay.

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Villarreal - Manchester United goal, pass, card, shot, touch analysis, match forecast, team strength, weakness, style comparision. 2.3 Goals per Game 2. 16 % Conversion Rate 15%. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man Utd 's last 11 games ( Champions League ). Villarreal have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 home matches against Man Utd in all competitions.

LIVE: Villarreal vs Manchester United - cagey start in Spain as Michael Carrick takes charge for the first time in crunch Champions League clash with Bruno Fernandes dropped. Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Telles, Lindelof, Maguire, Fred, McTominay, Van de Beek, Martial Manchester United will be looking to reach the last - 16 of the Champions League when they face Villarreal , as they play for the first time since the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager. Solskjaer was dismissed following Saturday's humiliating 4-1 defeat at Watford, with his assistant

Moi Gomez had a deflected effort wide and Arnaut Danjuma was a threat, while the lively Yeremi Pino and Manu Trigueros caused problems but De Gea stood tall.

The hosts looked more dangerous and dictated the tempo of the game and in the second half United dropped deeper and deeper.

De Gea denied a bouncing effort from Trigueros superbly as Villarreal pushed hard for the winner.

How the game swung in United’s favor

Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes were then sent on to try and change the tempo of the game late on.

And they did.

The substitutes had an instant impact as Fernandes played in Sancho but he was denied superbly by Geronimo Rulli.

United won it with less than 15 minutes to go as Fred stepped high to win the ball back and Ronaldo lobbed the ball over a stranded Rulli to send United’s traveling fans wild and his team into the last 16 of the Champions League.

What a finish.

Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Fernandes almost added to the score late on and then Sancho did.

Fred pressed high and won the ball back, again, as the ball found its way to Sancho and he rifled home a brilliant effort to score his first goal in a Manchester United shirt.

Carrick got his tactics spot on and United look set to win Group F, but the most important thing is they’re in the last 16 of the Champions League.

What happens next, nobody knows. But this was a solid start to the post-Solskjaer era.

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