Villarreal vs Manchester United – Champions League: Live score, team news and updates

LIVE: Villarreal vs Manchester United – cagey start in Spain as Michael Carrick takes charge for the first time in crunch Champions League clash… with Bruno Fernandes dropped

  • Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Telles, Lindelof, Maguire, Fred, McTominay, Van de Beek, Martial, Sancho, Ronaldo 
  • Manchester United in action for the first time since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s exit
  • Red Devils will qualify for the knock-out rounds if they win in Villarreal
  • READ: Champions League permutations – how each side can qualify 
  • Latest Champions League news, including live action and results  

Manchester United will be looking to reach the last-16 of the Champions League when they face Villarreal, as they play for the first time since the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager.

Solskjaer was dismissed following Saturday’s humiliating 4-1 defeat at Watford, with his assistant Michael Carrick taking caretaker charge. 

In what has proved to be a competitive group, United will be boosted by qualification for the knockout stages if they win in Spain. 

Follow Sportsmail’s DAN RIPLEY for live Champions League coverage of Villarreal vs Manchester United, including build-up, team news and updates. 

Elsewhere, Dynamo Kyiv host Bayern Munich in Group E, which we will also keep you up-to-date with.