Man Utd dealt Europa League final blow?

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Manchester United have been dealt a potentially major blow ahead of their UEFA Europa League final clash against Villarreal.

The Red Devils are set to meet the LaLiga outfit at the Gdansk Stadium in Poland on Wednesday evening, when the two sides will compete to be crowned 2020/21 Europa League champions.

However, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be without his captain Harry Maguire for the showpiece encounter after the England defender missed the club's final training session ahead of the match on Tuesday.

Maguire has been sidelined since 9 May, when he suffered ankle ligament damage against Aston Villa, and, despite being named in the travelling squad, is now a major doubt for the clash.

Solskjaer now faces a nervous wait to see if his captain will be fit enough to start the match, and revealed that he would make a final call on his starting XI on Wednesday.

"It's always difficult to leave players out but a final is a reward for what you've done over the whole season," the Norwegian said in a pre-match press conference, per Sky Sports.

"Then, if there's a doubt between a couple of players, it comes down to the form in the latter stages. We'll enjoy the last training session and the players will get the team tomorrow."

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