United to face Ajax in Europa League

Manchester United have been paired with Ajax in the Round of 32. The Reds will play the first leg away in the Amsterdam Arena on Thursday 16th February before brining one of the most historic clubs in Europe back to Old Trafford the following Thursday, February 23.

The two clubs haven’t played each other since 1976 when United beat Ajax 2-0 at Old Trafford. And what’s even more surprising is the fact that they have only met in a European competition twice.

If United manage to knock Ajax out of the Europa, they will go on to face the winner of the match between Lokomotiv Moscow and Athletic Bilbao in the following Round of 16. Those games will be played on March 8 and March 15.

Round of 32

Ajax v Manchester United
FC Porto v Manchester City
Lokomotiv Moscow v Athletic Bilbao
FC Salzburg v Metalist Kharkiv
Stoke City v Valencia
Rubin Kazan v Olympiacos
AZ Alkmaar v Anderlecht
Lazio v Atletico Madrid
Steaua Bucharest v FC Twente
Viktoria Plzen v Schalke 04
Wisla Krakov v Standard Liege
Braga v Besiktas
Udinese v PAOK
Trabzonspor v PSV
Hannover 96 v Brugge
Legia Warsaw v Sporting

Round of 16
Ajax or Manchester United v Lokomotiv Moscow or Athletic Bilbao
FC Salzburg or Metallist Kharkiv v Rubin Kazan or Olympiakos
Legia Warsaw or Sporting v Porto or Manchester City
Steaua Bucharest or FC Twente v Viktoria Plzen or Schalke
Wisla Krakow or Standard Liege v Hannover v Club Brugge
Stoke v Valencia v Trabzonspor v PSV Eindhoven
AZ Alkmaar v Anderlecht v Udinese or PAOK
Lazio or Atletico Madrid v SC Braga or Besiktas
Ajax or Manchester United v Lokomotiv Moscow or Athletic Bilbao

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