The Manchester United line-up for the 2021 Europa League final has been announced.

Starting XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani.

Substitutes: Grant, Henderson, Maguire, Telles, Tuanzebe, Williams, Amad, Fred, James, Mata, Matic, van de Beek

The big selection decisions are De Gea starts in goal, Bailly partners Lindelof at the back, and Pogba partners McTominay in midfield, allowing both Greenwood and Rashford to start in attack.

Villarreal’s starting XI is… Rulli, Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza, Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros, Moreno, Bacca, Pino

Manchester United FC Training Session and Press Conference - UEFA Europa League Final 2021
(Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Kick-off is at 8pm and the game is being screened live on BT Sport’s YouTube channel.

You can see how the line-up compares with our predicted XI right here.


United reached the semi-finals with a 8-4 aggegate victory over Roma.

Club captain Harry Maguire misses out with an ankle injury sustained a fortnight ago, although he is named on the bench.

Shola Shoretire, Anthony Elanga, and Nathan Bishop are the three players missing out on the squad.

Anthony Martial did not make the trip after failing to recover from a knee injury.

Manchester United’s 2021 Europa League campaign so far

  1. vs Real Sociedad

    1st leg: 4-0 win: Fernandes (2), Rashford, James
    2nd leg: 0-0

  2. vs AC Milan

    1st leg: 1-1: Amad
    2nd leg: 1-0 win: Pogba

  3. vs Granada

    1st leg: 2-0 win: Rashford, Fernandes
    2nd leg: 2-0 win: Cavani, OG

  4. vs Roma

    1st leg: 6-2 win: Fernandes (2), Cavani (2), Pogba, Greenwood
    2nd leg: 2-3 loss: Cavani (2)

  5. vs Villarreal

    Final: 1-1: Cavani – United lose 11-10 on penalties

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