Man United name starting XI for Villarreal Champions League tie 2 weeks ago

Man United name starting XI for Villarreal Champions League tie

Man United have named their team for the match against Villarreal.

Michael Carrick has named the Manchester United starting XI for the trip to Villarreal.

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The Red Devils caretaker manager has stepped in to take the reigns as the club attempts to find an interim coach before appointing a permanent successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked on Sunday. And Carrick faces a tough task on his first night in the hot seat.

Michael Carrick Man United

Man United have a key game in the group stages of the Champions League, against a familiar opponent. Villarreal beat the Red Devils on penalties in the Europa League final last season. Unai Emery's team also completely outplayed United at Old Trafford back in September, yet lost the tie 2-1 after Cristiano Ronaldo scored with the last kick of the game.

The Premier League team are currently top of Group F, level on points with Villarreal with seven points apiece. Atalanta are two points behind while Young Boys are bottom of the group with three points.

Man United cannot afford to slip up at Estadio de la Cerámica on Tuesday evening.

Carrick is without Maron Greenwood, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane for the match. While Edinson Cavani reportedly didn't travel with the team to Spain.

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Here is the starting XI the Man United caretaker manager has named for the tie. The big news is that Bruno Fernandes drops to the bench.