Manchester United have been drawn alongside Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-final stage.
The Red Devils progressed to the last eight of the competition after a convincing 5-1 aggregate win over Real Betis. It was their second straight triumph over a Spanish opposition in the knock-out phase after beating Barcelona by a 4-3 aggregate score.
Erik ten Hag’s side have now been pitted against another Spanish outfit in Sevilla and they should be favourites to reach the final four. Sevilla are the record champions with six titles but they have been dreadful in La Liga this campaign.
The Andalusian side are currently 13th in the table with just 28 points, only two adrift of the relegation places. Hence, United should secure a routine win over them. The first leg will be played at Old Trafford on April 13 with the second leg at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium on April 20.
If the Red Devils make it to the semi-final, they will face either Juventus or Sporting Lisbon.
United have definitely got the tougher assignment when compared to the other bracket. Roma will be facing Feyenoord in a repeat of last season’s Europa Conference League final while Bayer Leverkusen have been drawn alongside Union Saint-Gilloise, who stunned Union Berlin in the round of 16.
Ten Hag has made it clear that he wants to beat the best to win the Europa League. With perennial winners Sevilla and Juventus in their section, the manager has been offered the perfect challenge before the final which is scheduled to be played in Budapest, Hungary on May 31.
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