UEFA Europa League Round of 32 draw: Manchester United face Sociedad, Arsenal get Benfica
Manchester United have been drawn against La Liga side Real Sociedad for the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League. The Red Devils had dropped to the Europa League after finishing third in the Group H of the UEFA Champions League. Real Sociedad have qualified after finishing second in Group F with Napoli topping.
Arsenal have a tricky tie as well, with the Gunners travelling to Portugal to face Benfica in their first knockout clash of the 2020-21 UEFA UEL season. Playing in Group B, Arsenal have qualified for the knockouts by winning all their six group stage games, scoring 20 goals in the process. Benfica, on the other hand, ended second in Group D.
Arsenal's North-London archrivals Tottenham Hotspur have an easier draw in Wolfsberger AC. Jose Mourinho's men finished at the top of Group J after winning four of their six matches to finish on 13 points. Wolfsberger have stunned all to finish ahead of Feyenoord and CSKA Moscow and sit second in Group K.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will lead AC Milan's charge against Crvena Zvezda in their round of 32 draw while Leicester City will take on Slavia Prague in their first knockout clash. Steven Gerrard's Rangers will look to extend their impressive run in the Europa League when they take on Royal Antwerp.
Serie A clubs Napoli and AS Roma, who topped Group A and F respectively, have got favourable opponents in the round of 32 draw. While Napoli take on Spanish side Granada in the next round, Roma will face SC Braga.
Here’s the full draw: