Manchester United have been drawn to face Sevilla in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
Sevilla and Manchester United will square off in the Europa League quarterfinals.
The return match will take place in Spain one week after the first leg, on Thursday, April 13, which will be played at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford’s strike gave United a 1-0 victory over Real Betis on Thursday, and they are now back in Seville. With the victory in the Andalusian city, the round of 16 resulted in a 5-1 victory overall.
The fourth different Spanish team we’ve faced in the competition this year, following Real Sociedad, Barcelona, and Betis, will be Sevilla, whose roster includes full-back Alex Telles, who is on loan from United.
The Reds have yet to triumph against the Rojiblancos, who eliminated us from Europe in 2018 and 2020, despite the fact that they are now in 13th place in La Liga and are only two points above the relegation zone.
If we manage to defeat the six-time champions, a tantalizing semifinal matchup against either Juventus or Sporting is in store.
Juve defeated Freiburg to get to this stage, and Sporting stunned Arsenal by defeating the Premier League leaders on penalties in north London. Juve has won this trophy three times, most recently in 1993.
In any prospective semi-final, United would play away first before the second leg at Old Trafford. These games will take place on May 11 and 18, respectively.
On May 31, the 2018 final will take place at Budapest’s Puskas Arena.
Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen will face Union Saint-Gilloise in the opposite half of the draw. Union Saint-Gilloise is a Belgian team that is having a remarkable first European season since the 1960s.
The final match pits Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord against Roma in a rematch of last season’s European Conference League championship game.
The Giallorossi won the first iteration of the trophy under Jose Mourinho by defeating the Rotterdam team 1-0 in Tirana in May.
UNITED v Sevilla
Juventus v Sporting
Bayer Leverkusen v Union Saint-Gilloise
Feyenoord v Roma
Ties to be played 13/20 April.
Juventus/Sporting v UNITED/Sevilla
Feyenoord/Roma v Bayer Leverkusen/Union Saint-Gilloise
Ties to be played 11/18 May.
READ TEN HAG’S REACTION
“So we go back to Seville. As you say, they have a very good record,” Ten Hag told reporters at his Friday press conference.
“We have to be aware of it. So it’s going to be tough because they are really experienced in the Europa League, winning it so many times. I don’t know their team now in detail so I have to focus on that.
“But for me the most important [game] is Fulham and I don’t look forward to Sevilla because first we have an international break and then we have three Premier League games, so there is much time to focus on that.
“But definitely I think all the opponents who come to this stage of the Europa League are strong. You have to play your best football if you want to go through. It’s definitely the case if you face Sevilla.”