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Europa League fixtures: Manchester United look for Champions League bid

Manchester United's Juan Mata applauds at the end of their Europa League round of 16, second leg, soccer match against FC Rostov at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, on March 16, 2017. Mata scored the goal in United's 1-0 win. Dave Thompson / AP
Manchester United's Juan Mata applauds at the end of their Europa League round of 16, second leg, soccer match against FC Rostov at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, on March 16, 2017. Mata scored the goal in United's 1-0 win. Dave Thompson / AP

Manchester United are a long shot for a top-four Premier League finish, meaning winning the Europa League is their best shot at a Uefa Champions League bid.

They are the lone English club remaining among the final eight, and after Friday’s quarter-final draw now know their next opponent in the tournament.

Here are the match-ups for the quarter-finals of the Europa League. All kick-offs are scheduled for 11.05pm in Gulf Standard (UAE) time.

First leg

Thursday, April 13

• Anderlecht v Manchester United

• Lyon v Besiktas

• Celta Vigo v Genk

• Ajax v Schalke

Thursday, April 20

• Besiktas v Lyon

• Manchester United v Anderlecht

• Genk v Celta Vigo

• Schalke v Ajax

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Updated: March 17, 2017 04:00 AM

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