Manchester United might be busy in their quest for a top-4 finish, but the recent development of the draws for next round of fixtures for the UEFA Europa league will bring a major concern at Old Trafford.
The then Jose Mourinho’s men won the tournament in 2017, and a similar feeling is required at Old Trafford.
United completed their fourth consecutive premier league victory against Aston Villa last night at Villa Park, keeping a close check on Leicester who are training them with a point as well as Chelsea’s two-point margin.
United have to climb the top-4 should they want to join the top tier of Europe’s elite tournament, the Champions league next season, but another way will be by winning the Europa league.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are on five-goal advantage, after running riot to Austrian side LASK in the first meeting, having one foot in the quarter finals with the return leg expected at Old Trafford to be a walk on the path.
As football truly returns after the Corona Virus Pandemic, every suspended competitions are set to resume, and the draws for the quarter finals of the Europa league are as follows
Quarter-Final fixtures (to be played on August 11 and 12)
LASK or Manchester United vs Istanbul Basaksehir or FC Copenhagen
Wolsfburg or Shakhtar Donesk vs Eintracht Frankfurt or FC Basel
Inter Milan or Getafe vs Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen
Olympiacos or Wolves vs Sevilla or Roma
Semi Final fixtures (to be played on August 16 and 17)
Olympiacos or Wolves or Sevilla or Roma vs Istanbul Basaksehir or FC Copenhagen or LASK or Manchester United
Inter Milan or Getafe or Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Basel or Eintracht Frankfurt or Wolsfburg or Shakhtar Donesk.