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Wow! LaLiga bring forward final season round 24hrs for Villarreal prep ahead of Man Utd clash

Villarreal have received a boost in their preparations for the Europa League final against Manchester United.

Villarreal were up in arms after their final league game was pencilled in to take place on Sunday, meaning they would have had barely three days to prepare for their first ever European final on 26 May.

Villarreal's game with Real Madrid is crucial in the Spanish title race and must be held at the same time as leaders' Atletico Madrid's game at Real Valladolid.

And organisers decided to back Unai Emery's side by doing a U-turn on Monday, announcing the bulk of the final games of the campaign would indeed take place on Saturday, reports the Daily Mail.

Villarreal celebrated the move and thanked La Liga in a post on Twitter.

United will be less happy, though, as they now have 24 hours less than Villarreal to prepare for the final, with their last Premier League game of the season away to Wolves taking place on Sunday.

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