Edinson Cavani was furious that his persistent movement in behind the Villarreal defence was ignored shortly after the La Liga club took the lead in the Europa League final. The Red Devils were probing from the outset as Luke Shaw fired the ball across the face of goal.
Yet Villarreal held firm before getting their rewards from a set piece, as danger man Gerard Moreno fired home the opener.
The Spaniard, who has hit 30 goals in all competitions, ghosted in at the far post to finish past David de Gea from a free-kick.
United were stunned by the opener which was against the run of play and the goal was a major wake-up call to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Villareal were then keen to defend deep and pack men behind the ball as they looked to hold onto their precious lead.
With that, Cavani began making several darting runs in behind the defence for the United midfield.
But he was continuously overlooked and after Bruno Fernandes failed to acknowledge his run, Cavani lost his cool.
He was spotted and heard by those in the stadium (reporter Andy Mitten) shouting “Give it! Give it! Give it!”
Solskjaer also agreed, he was also shown on camera shouting at the United midfield for not playing in the Uruguayan.
Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay were passive in possession and failed to stamp their authority on proceedings.
Cavani’s frustration was evident when he was seen chasing back into his own box shortly before half-time.