The 2021 Europa League season comes to a conclusion on Wednesday when Manchester United and Villarreal meet in the final.
The Red Devils are led by a host of superstar talents, including Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes after finishing second in the Premier League during the 2020/21 campaign.
Meanwhile, Villarreal boasts a strong attack that features Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno. The Yellow Submarine missed out on European football next season during La Liga play, but a Europa League title could jolt the Spanish side back into a major competition.
Spanish sides have had significant success in Europe’s two biggest tournaments -- Champions League and Europa League -- over the past two decades.
La Liga’s best have won 15 consecutive titles over non-Spanish clubs dating back to the 2000/01 season when Bayern defeated Valencia in the UCL final and Liverpool topped Alaves in the Europa final.
Let’s take a closer look at Villarreal and Manchester United as they prepare for their semi final matchup.