Europa League: Man Utd face La Liga leaders Real Sociedad

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Manchester United will face David Silva’s La Liga leaders Real Sociedad in the last 32 of the Europa League.

The Manchester City legend moved to Sociedad last summer and will return to the city with his Spanish side.

Arsenal face Portuguese giants Benfica and Premier League leaders Tottenham face Austrian side Wolfsberger.

Leicester will take on Slavia Prague while Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers play Belgian side Royal Antwerp with all ties being played in February.

The winners of the competition will qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Reigning champions Sevilla – who have won the cup six times in the last 14 years – are not involved as they have reached the last 16 of the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho won the Europa League in his only previous involvement – with Manchester United in 2017 – and his Spurs side are currently favourites to win their first European silverware since 1984.

All five British teams were seeded and will play away from home first. Tottenham’s home leg will be played on Wednesday 24 February – a day early – to ensure there is no clash with Arsenal’s home game.

Europa League last-32 draw

The two legs will take place on 18 and 25 February. Tottenham’s home game will be on 24 February.

Wolfsberger v Tottenham

Dynamo Kyiv v Club Brugge

Real Sociedad v Manchester United

Benfica v Arsenal

Red Star Belgrade v AC Milan

Royal Antwerp v Rangers

Slavia Prague v Leicester

RB Salzburg v Villarreal

Braga v Roma

Krasnodar v Dinamo Zagreb

Young Boys v Bayer Leverkusen

Molde v Hoffenheim

Granada v Napoli

Maccabi Tel-Aviv v Shakhtar Donetsk

Lille v Ajax

Olympiakos v PSV Eindhoven

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Abitegeka Gerald

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