There was a fear that Man United would be vulnerable at the back without Harry Maguire, and it’s a familiar tale as Victor Lindelof doesn’t defend a free-kick properly and Villarreal lead:
Villarreal have the lead in the #UELfinal!
Gerard Moreno strikes once again for his 30th goal of the season ? pic.twitter.com/9rWa0wNdAl
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 26, 2021
Pictures from RMC Sport
If you’re going to play a high line then you simply cannot allow the striker to have a free run in behind where a simple touch will usually beat the keeper and Man United are up against it now.
They’ve looked the more dominant without creating anything clear-cut, and Villarreal now have something to hold on to.