Manchester United lose Europa League Final LIVE! Villarreal win penalty shootout - latest news and updates

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Europa League Final - LIVE!

Manchester United's wait for their first trophy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues after David De Gea's spot-kick was saved at the end of a wild shootout that saw Villarreal crowned Europa League champions on Wednesday night.

On this day 22 years ago, the Norwegian wrote himself into club folklore when turning home at the death as Sir Alex Ferguson's side fought back to win the Champions League and complete the treble.

But May 26, 2021 did not provide another triumphant chapter in United's success-laden story, with the match ending 1-1 and going to a penalty shootout after Edinson Cavani cancelled out Gerard Moreno's opener.

All outfield players scored their spot-kicks, as did Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli before saving De Gea's penalty to win the shootout 11-10 and secure the first major trophy in their history.

It was a heartbreaking end to a promising season for United, who finished as Premier League runners-up and showed clear signs of progress.

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