Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks ahead to Europa League final

May 26, 2021
By: Jamie Jones

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he is determined to win against Villarreal in the final of the Europa League.

Premier League giants United will take on Spanish club Villarreal in the final of the European competition on Wednesday evening.

The game will be held at Stadion Energa Gdansk in Gdansk.

Ahead of the match, Solskjaer has said that he is determined to win his first major trophy as manager of United manager.

However, the Red Devils’ boss has admitted that they are not the favourites, adding that there is a 50-50 chance.

Solskjaer told United’s official website: “Every player who goes into a final has the expectation and pressure to win. You have to prepare to win, we plan to win, we expect to win but I’m sure Unai feels the same with his team and his players.

“That’s no different. It’s been a long qualification to get here and it’s 50-50 when you get to a final. I feel, as I’ve said so many times now, confident that we are ready for this.

“In a final, anything can happen, you can concede a goal in the first minute, you can get an injury, get someone sent off, so we just have to be ready for anything.That’s the thing with a final, it’s decided there and then.”

Despite Solskjaer saying that United are not the favourites, Betfair rates the Premier League club’s chances of winning the final 2-0 against Villarreal at 15/2.

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