All you need to know ahead of Monday’s Europa League draw

Europa League

FOLLOWING on from a convincing 2-0 victory away at Zorya, Manchester United have ensured they will be a part of Monday’s Europa League draw.

Mourinho’s side finished as runners up to Fenerbahce in Group A, meaning that they go in to the draw as an unseeded team and could potentially be handed a very tricky tie in the last-32 stage of the competition.

When is the Europa League draw?

The draw for the round of 32 takes place from 12pm GMT and is being held in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday, December 12.

Can I watch it live?

The draw will be shown live on BT Sport and Eurosport on television, as well as being streamed live on UEFA’s official website. However be sure to stick with Quays News for reaction to the draw as it happens.

How does the draw work?

The 12 group winners from across the Europa League combine with the four best third-placed teams from the Champions League, and they make up the ‘seeded teams’ pot of the draw.

The 12 runners up from the Europa League groups then get put in to a pot with the other third-placed teams from the Champions League to make up the unseeded pot.

No team can play a club from the group they were previously in, or a side from the same country at this stage.

The seeded teams will play the first leg of their ties away from home, with the second leg in front of their own fans. This means that United will play at Old Trafford first.

The ties will take place on Thursday, February 16 and 23, with the exact times to be confirmed after the draw.

Manchester United Europa League draw
Manchester United ensured their spot in Monday’s Europa League draw with a convincing 2-0 win in the Ukraine on Thursday. Credit: PA

Is there any other English teams to look out for in the Europa League draw?

Tottenham Hotspur have dropped in to the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League group as the only other English representatives in the competition.

Southampton failed to make it out of the group following their 1-1 draw at home to Israeli Champions, Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

Who has qualified?

Seeded teams: Fenerbahce, APOEL, Saint-Etienne, Zenit, Roma, Athletic Bilbao, Ajax, Shakhtar Donetsk, Schalke, Fiorentina, Sparta Prague, Osmanlispor, Lyon, Tottenham, Besiktas, Copenhagen.

Unseeded teams: Villarreal, Hapoel Be’er Sheva, PAOK, Krasnodar, Genk, Celta Vigo, Gent, Astra Giurgiu, AZ Alkmaar, Anderlecht, Olympiakos, Manchester United, Ludogorets, Borussia Monchengladbach, Rostov, Legia Warsaw.

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