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Villarreal Beats Manchester United at Gdansk to Win The Europa League Trophy

Edinson Cavani cancelled out Gerard Moreno’s first-half strike to draw United level in a rain-soaked Gdansk.

Bruno Fernandes was left in tears after David De Gea missed a crucial penalty in their shootout as Villarreal defeated Manchester United 11-10 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

The Premier League side had the chance to secure the trophy, yet Marcus Rashford fluffed his lines when just nine yards from goal – a miss which will ‘give him nightmares’ according to former England international Dean Ashton.

Extra time passed without incident, with Villarreal growing in confidence, before every single outfield player stepped up and finished from 12 yards.

The responsibility fell to the goalkeepers and, after smashing the ball into the roof of the net, Geronimo Rulli leapt low to his left to keep out De Gea’s strike.

As the players of the ‘Yellow Submarine’ fell to their knees in celebration and Unai Emery prepared to lift his fourth Europa League trophy, the United squad were left wondering what if.

vbbDavid de Gea missed his penalty to seal an incredible 11-10 penalty shootout win for Villarreal. David De Gea watched in horror as his penalty was saved by Geronimo Rulli to seal the Europa League final in Gdansk.[

Neither side did enough during a dour half an hour and the game went to a penalty shootout, with United having taken off Pogba during the second stanza.

After every single outfield player scored their penalty, it fell to the goalkeepers. Geronimo Rulli sent the ball into the top corner, before saving David De Gea’s spot kick to secure an incredible 11-10 win on penalties.

For the fourth time in his career, Emery has triumphed in this competition and Solskjaer’s trophy cabinet at Old Trafford remains vacant.

Source; Talksport.com

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