Torres’ view on Man Utd stars who could be team-mates after Europa League final

Villarreal defender Pau Torres has given his opinion on facing Manchester United’s fearsome attack in the Europa League final this week.

The Red Devils take on the La Liga side on Wednesday in the Polish city of Gdansk for a chance to become European champions.

Led by three-time winner Unai Emery, victory for Villarreal would see them qualify for the Champions League next season, having finished down in seventh in the league.

Despite already qualifying for the Champions League, United are odds-on favourites to win the clash, with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani all in decent form.

Pau Torres will face Man Utd in the Europa League final this week

But Torres, who is being strongly linked with a switch to Old Trafford this summer, insists he is looking forward to playing against the Red Devils’ talented side so he can continue to challenge himself at the highest level.

When asked by Spanish journalist Guillem Balague on the Pure Football podcast if he had a plan to stop United’s attackers, Torres was confident in his response.

“When I hear the names of important strikers, what I want to do is to face them,” he replied.

“The same thing happened to me in my first games against Real Madrid, Barcelona … I knew that I would face very good players and the only thing I have in mind is that I will face very important players and that way know where my level is.

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Manchester United have world-class players in all positions. It will be a test to measure just where Villarreal is at this moment, to see if it is prepared to achieve great things.”

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Torres has been included in the Luis Enrique’s Spain squad for Euro 2020.

But with his participation in the tournament is sure to be surrounded by rumours of a summer exit, with United growing increasingly linked with the 24-year-old.

But he says his attention is firmly on Wednesday’s final and then playing in the Euro’s this summer.

“For now I only think as a player dressed in yellow, I see my life linked to this club,” Torres added when asked if he sees himself playing for other clubs in his career.

“For now I have a contract here and I do not see beyond this final or what may come this summer. God willing I can be in a Euro Cup.

“I only want the first title for my club, for my people, and then to represent Spain in a tournament as big as this.”



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