Manchester United draw Barcelona in Europa League knockout round playoff

Manchester United draw Barcelona in Europa League knockout round playoff

Manchester United have been drawn against Barcelona in the Europa League knockout round playoffs.

The stage of the competitors options eight runners-up from their Europa League teams, which incorporates United, enjoying the eight groups who have been third in their Champions League group.

Former United manager Jose Mourinho’s Roma facet will play FC Salzburg, whereas Juventus face Nantes.

The first legs are on 16 February, with the second legs on 23 February.

The winners go into the last 16, which incorporates Arsenal after they topped their Europa League group.

United, who completed second behind Real Sociedad in their group, will be away for the primary leg at the Nou Camp, adopted by a gathering at Old Trafford seven days later.

Erik ten Hag’s facet have been closely linked with Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong throughout the summer season, however the Dutch worldwide ended up staying with the Spanish facet.

Barcelona, who’re top of La Liga, completed third behind Bayern Munich and Inter Milan in their Champions League group.

“We will have to compete, going to Manchester against a really top rival and a historic side which has grown a lot with the arrival of [Erik] ten Hag,” said Barcelona boss Xavi.

“[They have] great individual players and it is the toughest rival once again in the Europa League.

“It’s a massive challenge for us.”

Sevilla have gained the Europa League six instances and will tackle Dutch facet PSV Eindhoven.

Full play-off round draw
Barcelona v Manchester United

Juventus v Nantes

Sporting Lisbon v Midtjylland

Shakhtar Donetsk v Rennes

Ajax v Union Berlin

Bayer Leverkusen v Monaco

Sevilla v PSV Eindhoven

FC Salzburg v Roma

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