Manchester United to face St Etienne in Europa League

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United will face Saint Etienne in the Europa League Round of 32 for the first time since 1977 when they met at Plymouth’s Home Park.

It’s a great draw for Man United and it will be a special occasion for Paul Pogba, who will have the opportunity to play against his brother Florentin Pogba.

They are currently eighth in Ligue 1 and it should be a straight forward match up for Jose Mourinho’s side.

The ties will be played at Old Trafford on Thursday February 13 and at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Thursday February 23.

Paul Scholes believes Man United have the quality to go all the way in the Europa League and claims the squad should not be worried by any of the other teams in the league.

The club have never won the Europa League, but Mourinho could be set to weigh some importance on the competition as victory at the final in Sweden in May will assure them of Champions League qualification for the 2017-18 season.

After winning every other European honour apart from the Europa League, the side will be looking to add the trophy to their collection as they work hard under Jose Mourinho to regain their status as a European powerhouse.

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