Man Utd’s XI vs XI training match before Europa League final provides team clues

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has kept his cards close to his chest on the eve of Manchester United'sEuropa League final during their last training session ahead of the clash.

The Red Devils are set to square off with Unai Emery's Villarreal in Gdansk, and United will be without captain Harry Maguire who didn't train on Tuesday.

And the absence of his captain has left Solskjaer with a selection headache.

The Norwegian was determined not to give away any hints as to who may replace the Englishman, as the United players had a short practice match at the Stadion Energa Gdansk.

One side featured a centre-back partnership of Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly – the pair who started against Wolves over the weekend.

However, that side was heavily rotated – with top stars such as Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani missing – and the selection looked to have been made with Villarreal in mind.

Interestingly, the side they were facing had a defensive partnership of Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic.

Lindelof has been Maguire's trusted lieutenant throughout the season – however, Solskjaer could opt for the more established partnership of Bailly and Tuanzebe, who have started numerous Premier League games together.

Matic is the wildcard in the situation; he has played at centre-half for the Red Devils before – against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League.

And United found themselves in a similar injury-stricken situation that led the Serbian to drop deeper into the defence.

The two sides in the training session were: Henderson, Williams, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Shaw, Van de Beek, Pogba, James, Shoretire, Amad, and Cavani taking in De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Matic, Telles, McTominay, Mata, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, and Elanga.

Fred played a floating role; he switched sides depending on who had the ball.

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