Manchester United’s Europa League last 32 opponents have been drawn as Club Brugge.

The two legged tie against the Belgians will take place in February, and it is one of the better draws we could have got.

Roma were both still in the pot when Club Brugge were drawn, and we also managed to avoid Sporting Lisbon, Bayer Leverkusen and Shakhtar Donetsk.

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United were seeded for the draw, which meant Inter Milan, Sevilla, Porto and Ajax were teams we could not face this time. That won’t be the case in the last 16.


United have played Brugges before back in 2015 in the Champions League qualifiers, and won comfortably over two legs.

The Belgian side were one of the eight teams to drop out of the Champions League.

They had the misfortune of being drawn in the same group as Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, but did manage to finish above Galatasaray.

The reaction to drawing Brugge was pretty positive among supporters, with some predicting Erling Haaland will have signed and will make a decisive impact.

Haaland has been strongly linked to United, with BBC Sport reporting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met with the striker last week.

He scored a hat-trick for Salzburg against Belgian side Genk in the group stages and if he does sign, this is a two legged tie where he will be expected to shine.

Even if he does not sign, United should have enough firepower to get past these opponents.

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It will get trickier in later rounds, there are a lot of good teams in the competition.

Inter Milan landed a soft draw against Ludogorets meaning a clash with former striker Romelu Lukaku is still on.

Arsenal drew Olympiakos, Wolves are up against Espanyol, while Celtic take on Copenhagen and Rangers take on Braga.

First we have to get through this round, and it could be a mistake to take Brugge too lightly, as they did manage to hold Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu.

United are away for the first leg before returning to Old Trafford for the decisive second.

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