Manchester United and AC Milan will face each other in the last 16 of the Europa League after being paired together in Friday’s draw at Nyon.
United, who won Real Sociedad 4-0 on aggregate in the round of 32, will face Milan in a two-legged encounter after they squeezed past Red Star Belgrade on away goals.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will have a chance to play against his former club, United, where he won the 2017 edition of the Europa League.
Ibrahimovic has been playing well so far this season, scoring 14 Serie A goals in 13 appearances at the age of 39. His fine form this season has helped Milan bid for a first Italian league title since 2011. However, United are being tipped as favourites for the tie as they sit second in the Premier League having lost just one game in the English top flight since the start of November.
Meanwhile, Milan have had a poor run of 3 defeats in their last 5 games, making them surrender top spot in Serie A to Inter Milan in the process. Stefano Pioli’s side is looking over their shoulder at a host of rivals for a place in the Champions League.
According to Punch, Ajax will fancy their chances as they play Switzerland’s Young Boys after the four-time European champions eliminated current Ligue 1 leaders Lille on Thursday.
Granada, is having an amazing debut outing in a European campaign this season. They were rewarded for making the last 16 with a tie against Norway’s Molde, while Roma coach Paulo Fonseca will stand a chance to face his old team Shakhtar Donetsk.
Other Premier League teams in the competitions like, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal will face Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos respectively. Steven Gerard’s Rangers take on Slavia Prague after thrashing out Royal Antwerp 9-5 on aggregate.
See the full list of the last 16 Europa League Draw which took place in Nyon:
Ajax v Young Boys
Dynamo Kiev v Villarreal
Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk
Olympiakos v Arsenal
Dinamo Zagreb v Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United v AC Milan
Slavia Prague v Rangers
Granada v Molde