Manchester United are already up against it in the renowned event, having lost their opening group game two weeks ago to Swiss minnows Young Boys.
The dismal loss in Switzerland dropped United to the bottom of their group, but they have an instant chance to redeem themselves with two home games ahead of Solskjaer’s team.
In four days, United will host Villarreal at Old Trafford in a rematch of last season’s agonizing Europa League final. However, the Spanish club has been given a big setback ahead of the match versus United, as star attacker Gerard Moreno has been ruled out.
According to El Periodico Mediterraneo, Moreno is at the risk of missing out on Villarreal’s trip to Old Trafford due to injury. The 29-year-old missed Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Real Madrid due to the issue.
The news will be welcomed by Solskjaer, who will take every little bit of help he can get as he prepares to enter a ruthless run of fixtures.
The clash against Villarreal is the penultimate fixture before the second international break of the season but the Reds will face Leicester, Manchester City, and Chelsea in quick succession after the interval.