Twitter Reacts As Manchester United Draw AC Milan In Europa League

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes a selfie with Eric Bailly and the tophy.

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Manchester United will taken on AC Milan in the Europa League round of 16.

The Red Devils, who effectively ended the round of 32 tie against Real Sociedad with a 4-0 win in Turin, will return to Italy again. The record Premier League champions have been drawn against the Serie A giants in a tie that has all the makings of a classic European encounter.

The first leg at Old Trafford will see the potential return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede was an influential figure in United’s Europa League win in 2017. Diogo Dalot is also with the Italian outfit on loan from the English side, though it’s unclear whether he’d be eligible to play against his parent club or not.

Although the fixture provides a great viewing for the neutrals, United fans are bound to feel hard done by yet another tough draw in an already congested season.


United were demoted to the Europe’s second tier competition after finishing third in their Champions League group. They were placed alongside Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig, last year’s Champions League finalists and semi-finalists.

However, the difficulty level didn’t change much, as they faced high flying La Liga side Real Sociedad in the first knockout stage of the competition.

Now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is tasked with overcoming AC Milan, who sit second on the Serie A table.

Although the Norwegian has had little luck in draws, the pressure to win his first trophy as United manager remains consistent.