Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes make predictions for Man Utd vs Villarreal final

Manchester United have beaten Roma by 8-3 in the semis of Europa League to reach the 1st final under the Norwegian boss.

‘If Manchester United turn up and perform anywhere near their best, they win the game, hands down, probably by a couple of goals,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport after the Europa League finalists were confirmed.

Manchester United have beaten Roma by 8-3 in the semis of Europa League to reach the 1st final under the Norwegian boss. Unai Emery on the other hand has reached the Europa League finals for the fifth time. Villareal will face The Red Devils on May 26 in Gdansk.

‘If Manchester United turn up and perform anywhere near their best, they win the game, hands down, probably by a couple of goals,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport after the Europa League finalists were confirmed.

‘They’ve got players in there that have won this competition already as well. Unai Emery has got experience but some of these Man United players on the pitch have been there and done it too.’

‘Listen, I don’t see it being a huge problem for Manchester United. But it’s a final and the players won’t look at it like that. They will know they need to prepare right, focus and get the job done.’

Owen Hargreaves added: ‘Unai Emery is close to getting the trophy named after him, the amount of times he’s won it.’

‘It will be a tough game, with Unai’s experience and because Villarreal have a lot of goal-scorers in their side.’

‘But Manchester United are favourites. They’ve got the best squad, the most talented players. If the likes of Bruno [Fernandes], [Edinson] Cavani and [Paul] Pogba turn up they should get the job done.’

Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice during his spell at Old Trafford, said: ‘I agree with Owen.

‘I haven’t seen a lot of Villarreal and they do have goals in their teams. It’s hard to go against Unai Emery with his record in the competition but United have hit some real form at the right time.’

‘I expect them to win it with the squad they’ve got.’

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