Manchester United fans give verdict on Europa League draw

Man United have been drawn against Spanish side Real Sociedad in the last 32 of the competition following their Champions League exit Manche...

Man United have been drawn against Spanish side Real Sociedad in the last 32 of the competition following their Champions League exit


Manchester United fans are expecting a tough test against Real Sociedad in the Europa League.

United have been drawn against the Spanish outfit in the last 32 of the competition, following their exit from the Champions League at the group stage.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men were seeded for the draw as they were one of the four teams with the highest points tallies in their Champions League group.

But they must now face the team currently sitting top of La Liga, ahead of the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

The first leg will be played on February 18 and the second the following week, on February 25 - either side of a home Premier League fixture against Newcastle United.

Former United prospect Adnan Januzaj now plays for Sociedad, as does Manchester City great David Silva.

The sides have only met twice before - in the 2013-14 Champions League group stage.

This will be United's fifth Europa League campaign in the last 10 seasons, having previously dropped into to the competition's knockout stages in 2012 and 2016.

They progressed to the last 16 under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012 but were knocked out by Athletic Bilbao and lost 3-1 on aggregate at the same stage to Liverpool with Louis van Gaal as manager in 2016.

Jose Mourinho guided United to their only UEFA Cup victory in 2017, beating Ajax 2-0 in the final.

United reached the semi-finals of the Europa League last season but lost 2-1 to eventual winners Sevilla in a straight knockout tie in Cologne.

This season's final will be played in Gdansk, Poland, which was due to host last season's final until the coronavirus pandemic forced UEFA to relocate the latter stages to Germany.

United fans are wary of the threat posed by their last-32 opponents, with one saying on Twitter: "Real Sociedad were the toughest opponents that #MUFC could have drawn."

Another tweeted: "Goodness - not the best draw for us at all. A last 32 exit a real possibility."

And a third posted: "Sociedad are no joke, top of the league and playing some great stuff."

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