Possible opponents for Man United & more: Everything to know ahead of Europa League draw

Possible opponents for Man United & more: Everything to know ahead of Europa League draw

When is the draw?

The Europa League draw for the Last 32 will take place later today (Monday) after the group stage games ended last week.

The draw will happen in the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland from 12.00 GMT.

What's the story so far?

Those who have qualified from the group stages will find their opponents in teams who have dropped from the Champions League - including Man United.

The Red Devils missed qualification to the Round of 16 because of one point. Meanwhile, the likes of Arsenal, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur have all emerged on top of their groups in the Europa League.

How does the draw work?

Like always, seeded clubs will be drawn to face unseeded clubs. Out of the 32 teams, 16 are seeded while the others remain unseeded.

Among the seeded clubs, 12 will include Europa League group winners and four will be made up of the best third-placed sides from the Champions League group stages.

This means the Red Devils are placed on the seeded list - and seeded clubs get to play the second leg of their last 32 game at home.

Unseeded clubs, on the other hand, include 12 Europa League group runners-up and four bottom-placed teams that have dropped out of the Champions League groups.

Couple of things to keep in mind: Clubs that have qualified from the same Europa League group cannot be drawn to face each other. Furthermore, no two clubs from the same country can be paired together.

Who could United face?

When will the games be played?

First leg: Thursday, 18 February, 2021

Second leg: Thursday, 25 February, 2021

Draw for the last 16: Friday, 26 February, 2021

Fun fact: Jose Mourinho and the supercomputer think United are favourites to win Europa League! Read more on that here.

AuthorMeghna @ 1819SourceTribuna