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United paired with Anderlecht

17-March-2017
17-March-2017 12:56
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Manchester United will play Belgian side Anderlecht in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Manager Jose Mourinho will be relieved that it will be a short trip for United this time following their narrow last-16 win over Russian side Rostov.

The first leg will take place in Brussels on April 13, with the second match at Old Trafford a week later.

Europa League quarter-final draw

  • Anderlecht v Manchester United
  • Celta Vigo v Genk
  • Ajax v Schalke 04
  • Olympique Lyonnais v Besiktas

United are the favourites to win the competition - which would complete their set of major European trophies and also earn a spot in next season's Champions League.

It will be the fourth tie between the sides, with United coming out on top of the three previous ones.

Their record European victory came against Anderlecht when they were 10-0 winners at Old Trafford in the European Cup preliminary round in September 1956.

More recent ties have been tighter, with United losing in Belgium in 1968 and 2000 but dominating at home.