Villareal beat Manchester United to lift Europa League trophy 

  • Villareal beat Manchester United in the Europa League final in Poland 
  • Gerarrd Moreno put the Spanish side ahead in first half before Edinson Cavani equalized for United in the second half 
  • Match ended 1-1 and headed to penalties where David De Gea missed his effort to give the Spanish side the win 

David De Gea missed a penalty as Villareal beat Manchester United to lift the Europa League. 

The Spanish side when ahead in first half when Gerard Moreno met Daniel Parejo’s free-kick to steer home his 30th goal in all competitions.

United, who won the competition under Jose Mourinho in 2017, drew level in second-half thanks to  to the razor-sharp finishing of Edinson Cavani, who struck his 16th goal in his last 11 Europa League starts.

It was one of just two shots on target from United as extra time failed to illuminate a poor contest, but goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli would prove the hero during a pulsating shootout, first converting his own penalty before keeping out De Gea’s effort as Unai Emery clinched a fourth Europa League title and Villarreal a first ever major trophy.