Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze faces the final health race of the Europa League

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Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze faces a major battle to be fit in time for the Europa League final against Manchester United.

Unai Emery steered the yellow sub to its first grand final after getting past the Premier League Arsenal in the last four games.

The Nigerian international Chukwueze was dismissed in pain in the first half of his second leg at the Emirates Stadium and was now able to miss the final on May 26 in Gdansk.

According to reports from Diario AS, the club have released an official statement confirming a torn thigh, suggesting that he is unlikely to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Emery will give the 21-year-old every chance to prove his fitness, but early estimates point to months of absence.

Tottenham loanee Juan Foyth is an injury doubt for Emery too, but the Argentine defender is ahead of Chukweuze in his own recovery from an injury.