Man of the Match: Roma vs Manchester United (Europa League)

In my write-up of last week, I had opined that Edinson Cavani could have easily had a hat trick at Old Trafford. We can say the same thing again, although he did once again, net another excellent brace. United went through 8 – 5 on aggregate, despite losing the tie 3 – 2 following a Telles’ own goal and after Ole made a number of changes and substitutions.

It had been an eventful week for the three-time Serie A champions, with the news that they will soon have  a ‘special one’ as their new boss, Jose Mourinho  signing a three-year contract to take charge.

My Man of the Match is David De Gea. It had been a while since Man Utd fans had seen the keeper at his very best but on Thursday the Spanish shot stopper certainly did plenty to win back the hearts of the fans. This was a vintage De Gea performance and had it not been for his stupendous saves, Roma could have easily scored enough to overturn that deficit.

After four semi-final defeats, it is a first final for Solskjaer as United manager. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will now face Spanish side Villarreal at the Gdansk Arena in Poland in the Final, this being United’s eighth major European final. Villarreal are currently sitting  6th in La Liga. It could however easily have been another all English final following Chelsea meeting City in the Champions League Final. But in the other seminal final Arsenal failed to find that all important single goal which would have put them through on away goals.

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