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Europa League draw: Manchester United take on Anderlecht in the quarter-finals

Manchester United have been drawn against Belgian side Anderlecht in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
The Europa League quarter-final line-up is shown on the screen following the draw. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP
The Europa League quarter-final line-up is shown on the screen following the draw. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP

Manchester United have been drawn against Belgian side Anderlecht in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Jose Mourinho’s men, who defeated Rostov 2-1 on aggregate in the last 16 stage, will have home advantage in the second match of the two-legged tie.

The Spanish Primera Liga have dominated the competition in recent years, with four of the past five Europa Leagues won by three-time defending champions Sevilla and Atletico Madrid.

Celta Vigo are Spain’s lone representative left in the draw and they take on the other Belgian side in the competition, Genk.

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Ajax, second in the Dutch Eredivisie, take on Schalke, while Lyon go up against Besiktas.

The incentive for sides is that the winner of the competition will qualify to enter the 2017-18 Uefa Champions League, as Sevilla did.

The first legs will be played on April 13, with the second legs on April 20. The final of the competition is on May 25 at the Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden.

Europa League quarter-final draw

Anderlecht v Manchester United

Celta Vigo v Genk

Ajax v Schalke

Lyon v Besiktas

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Updated: March 17, 2017 04:00 AM

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