The Europa League final is a big game for both Manchester United and Villarreal.
It’s also a big game for the city of Gdansk, as it will be the first time the Polish city will host a European final.
(Photo by Chris Ricco – UEFA / UEFA via Getty Images)
In this sense, the hosts leave nothing to chance and have tested the electronic screen in the stadium.
A graphic they tested and discovered by Times reporter Paul Hirst showed that Manchester United star Mason Greenwood was named Man of the Game.
Greenwood have so far scored a goal in the Europa League and drew a 6-2 home win against Roma in the semi-finals.
The teenager was a substitute that night and it is unclear if he will be named as a starter in Poland.
Despite being in great shape, Greenwood faces a battle for his place with Marcus Rashford if Paul Pogba is selected in a vacant role.
This could be avoided if Pogba is picked as part of a midfield two and breaks the Fred and Scott McTominay axis.
Not a great omen
There was another graphic that wasn’t that good. It showed that Eric Bailly received a red card.
Another prophecy before the game …? pic.twitter.com/2POu7y5NgR
– Paul Hirst (@hirstclass), May 25, 2021
Bailly hopes to be selected to start alongside Victor Lindelof in the center-back with Harry Maguire injured.
Bailly started games in every single one of the previous rounds that led to the Europa League final.
He missed the final final in 2017 after receiving a suspension.
Axel Tuanzebe has started the last two Premier League games and has a chance to be selected before the Ivorian.
When he plays, Bailly needs to keep a cool head against his former club and ensure that the stadium graphics tested above are never used.
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