Manchester United haven’t found it easy since making it to the Europa League final.

Roma won that night, and United have lost two of their next three matches.

The ridiculously tight scheduling hasn’t helped of course, but United already have some questions to answer going into the showpiece in Gdansk on 27 May.

We’ve taken a look at three of them already, even with two Premier League games to come before the clash with Villarreal…

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Will Maguire be fit?

Harry Maguire won’t play again in the Premier League this season but has an outside chance of being fit for the final.

Maguire’s influence has been clear by the performances against Leicester and Liverpool.

Eric Bailly would be most likely to deputise for Maguire against his former club.

He offers superior pace, but his passing is poor and it’s tough to feel completely at ease watching United with him in the backline.

There’s also the question of whether Bailly’s fitness can last playing the two games leading up to Gdansk.

Maguire being back would be a huge boost, provided he is actually fit enough to play.

But it’s a big call for the defender, with the Euros just around the corner.

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What will the frontline look like?

Marcus Rashford has started some big games on the right for United lately, but he looks far more interested and dangerous on the left.

Mason Greenwood has been the pick of United’s attackers lately, and should play on the right flank in Poland.

 

But Solskjaer doesn’t tend to trust Paul Pogba to play in a deeper midfield role when it comes to the crunch, preferring to play him on the left.

Rashford could play through the middle but Edinson Cavani’s talismanic performances were so crucial in getting United into the final.

It’s a tricky call for Solskjaer and one he’ll be thinking about already.

Is rest best?

Champions League qualification for next season is assured.

Solskjaer could, in theory, protect all of his very best players by ensuring they don’t play a minute between now and the final.

Would that work? Would they turn up refreshed or rusty?

Jose Mourinho rested his stars ahead of the 2017 Europa League final and was rewarded with a 2-0 win.

But with three losses in four games, and a win still needed to secure second place, Solskjaer might decide that he needs to play his best side in at least one of the season’s two closing fixtures.

He showed against Leicester that he’s not afraid to make sweeping changes to keep his squad fresh.

Fulham and Wolves, United’s two upcoming opponents, have absolutely nothing to play for so there would be no bleating about the ‘integrity of the competition’ from rival fans and pundits.

The flip-side is United could go into the final with one win from six games if the changes don’t produce results, which would be far from ideal preparation.

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