Manchester United will face Anderlecht in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League following Friday’s draw in Nyon, Switzerland.
Jose Mourinho’s side are now strong favorites to go all the way in the tournament—especially after Lyon knocked out Roma in the round of 16—but the Belgian top-flight leaders will pose a threat in the last eight having beaten Apoel Nicosia to advance from the previous round.
Meanwhile, Lyon were drawn against Besiktas, Dutch giants Ajax will face Schalke and Celta Vigo were paired with Belgium’s Genk.
United’s last visit to Belgium brought a 4-0 victory at Club Brugge in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League play-off second leg, completing a 7-1 aggregate triumph. The English side have won two and lost two of their four trips to Belgium; at home, they have won all four games. United have scored 18 goals in their three home games against Anderlecht, conceding only one.
United and Anderlecht’s previous meetings include a 10-0 defeat for the visitors in Manchester in the 1956/57 European Champions Clubs’ Cup preliminary round, still Anderlecht’s record European defeat. United won that tie 12-0 on aggregate.
Dates for your diary
- 13 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
- 20 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
- 21 April: Semi-final draw, Nyon
- 4 May: Semi-finals, first leg
- 11 May: Semi-finals, second leg
- 24 May: Final (Friends Arena, Solna)
Europa League Quarter-final First Leg
Anderlecht v Man Utd – Buy Europa League Tickets
Celta Vigo v Genk – Buy Europa League Tickets
Ajax v Schalke – Buy Europa League Tickets
Lyon v Besiktas – Buy Europa League Tickets
Europa League Quarter-final Second Leg
Manchester United v Anderlecht – Buy Europa League Tickets
Genk v Celta Vigo – Buy Europa League Tickets
Schalke v Ajax – Buy Europa League Tickets
Besiktas v Lyon – Buy Europa League Tickets
Ties to be played 13 & 20 April.