Europa League draw: Manchester United draw Midtjylland

Manchester United will play Danish side FC Midtjylland after dropping into the Europa League.

Louis van Gaal's side dropped out of the Champions League last week. Picture: Getty

Louis van Gaal’s men, eliminated from the Champions League last week, were handed the tie in the draw for the last 32 of the second-tier competition at UEFA headquarters in Nyon.

Premier League rivals Liverpool will face German outfit Augsburg while Tottenham were paired with Italians Fiorentina.

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The first legs of the ties are set to be played on February 18 or 25 with the return matches on March 10 or 17.

United have found themselves in the Europa League after finishing third behind Wolfsburg and PSV Eindhoven in their Champions League group. It is the second time in four years they have dropped into the competition.

Spurs avoided sides eliminated from the Champions League but will face a stern test against Fiorentina, who are flying high in second place in Serie A.

Liverpool’s opponents Augsburg are not enjoying such a successful season, and are 13th in the Bundesliga, but manager Jurgen Klopp will undoubtedly relish facing opposition from his homeland.

Other notable ties in the round include Borussia Dortmund v Porto, Villarreal v Napoli, Sporting Lisbon v Bayer Leverkusen and Galatasaray v Lazio.


Valencia v Rapid Vienna

Fiorentina v Tottenham

Borussia Dortmund v Porto

Fenerbahce v Lokomotiv Moscow

Anderlecht v Olympiacos

Midtjylland v Manchester United

Augsburg v Liverpool

Sparta Prague v Krasnodar

Galatasaray v Lazio

Sion v Braga

Shakhtar Donetsk v Schalke

Marseille v Athletic Bilbao

Sevilla v Molde

Sporting Lisbon v Bayer Leverkusen

Villarreal v Napoli

St Etienne v Basle

First legs to be played on February 18.

Second legs to be played on February 24/25.