Live updates on the 2021 Europa League final to be held in Gdansk, Poland.
- Manchester United are aiming for their first title in four years
- Villarreal looking for the first big trophy; appearing in a first European final
- Villarreal’s victory guarantees the position of the Champions League next season
- United finished second in the Premier League, Villarreal finished seventh in the league
Sha, la, la, la, laaaa, Ooooh, Villarreal
Villarreal fans are numerous in the Polish city of Gdansk … and they make noise (despite what our Twitter followers have predicted).
Are you in Gdansk? Give us a tweet, tell us how much noise you make.
– Villarreal CF English (@Eng_Villarreal) May 26, 2021
Who are you rooting for?
Will Villarreal win their first European trophy? Or will Manchester United lift the Europa League for the first time since 2016-17?
Go to ours Twitter page for the poll … now it seems pretty one-sided.
Who will win the 2021 Europa League final? #UELfinal
– AJE Sport (@AJE_Sport) May 26, 2021
Manchester United fans attacked Gdansk
A group of Manchester United fans visiting Gdansk were attacked on the terrace of a restaurant on Tuesday afternoon.
Local mayor Aleksandra Dulkiewicz condemned the attack on a group of 20 to 30 fans, saying in a statement posted on Facebook that Gdansk was an open city with no place for violence.
Witnesses said the attackers were heard shouting the name of local football club Lechia.
Everything you need to know about the finale
What time does your region start? Are fans allowed? Will there be VAR (and VAR-related drama)? And who is the local team designated in the final.
Here is all you need to know about the Europa League final.
– UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) May 26, 2021
United time or luck for the first time for Villarreal?
Manchester United will aim for a first title in four years.
United’s last trophy came in the 2016-17 Europa League with Jose Mourinho when he became the fifth club to win all three major UEFA competitions.
But they face Villarreal, who lost four previous European semi-finals before leaving Arsenal in the last four and are unbeaten in the tournament this season.
Read our preview of the Europa League here.