In the Europa League quarter-final draw, Manchester United has been paired with Sevilla, setting up an intriguing encounter. United has already overcome two Spanish opponents, Barcelona and Real Betis, en route to the last eight. Sevilla is the most successful team in the competition’s history, having won it six times, with four of those victories coming in the last decade. Despite Sevilla’s pedigree, they are currently languishing in 13th place in the LaLiga standings, and United will be confident of progressing to the next round.
The Europa League quarter-final draw has placed Erik ten Hag’s side on the more challenging side of the bracket. If they manage to overcome the formidable Europa League record-holders, Sevilla, they will then face a tough test against either Juventus or Sporting Lisbon in the semi-finals.
Manchester United has a storied history with Juventus in the Champions League, and a potential meeting between the two sides in the Europa League semi-finals would undoubtedly be an enthralling encounter. Despite their past success, both teams have encountered difficulties in recent seasons, making this potential match-up all the more intriguing.
On April 13 and 20, the first and second legs of the Europa League and Europa Conference League quarter-finals will take place. Manchester United will face Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-finals, a team that has eliminated them in their two previous encounters. The winner will face Juventus or Sporting Lisbon in the semi-finals. Feyenoord will play against Roma and Bayer Leverkusen will meet Union Saint-Gilloise in the other quarter-final matches.
In the Europa Conference League, West Ham will face Gent, and if they win, they will play against AZ Alkmaar or Anderlecht in the semi-finals. Lech Poznan will take on Fiorentina, while Basel will play against Nice in the other quarter-final matches.
The Europa League and Europa Conference League semi-finals will be played on May 11 and 18. Sevilla, who have won the Europa League six times since 2006, are one of the favorites to win the competition. Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag said his team is aware of the Spanish team’s experience and pedigree in the tournament.
The Europa Conference League final will take place on May 25 in Tirana, Albania, while the Europa League final will be held on May 18 in Seville, Spain.