Man United to face Barcelona in Europa League playoff


By Sedara Oluwadara

Barcelona will have to find a way past English giants Manchester United in the Europa League after Monday’s draw threw up a mouthwatering fixture.

The tie was the first to be drawn, leaving fans excited from the very beginning of the Europa League draw.

The Catalans and the Red Devils have met on 13 ocasions previously, most recently in the 2018/19 Champions League quarter-finals.

Then, Barcelona won 1-0 at Old Trafford and 3-0 at the Camp Nou.

These two sides have also met in recent Champions League finals, with Barcelona winning against United in both Rome and London under Pep Guardiola.

Manchester United have more history in the Europa League than Barcelona, particularly in recent years. With Jose Mourinho in charge, United won the competition in 2017.

The Europa League draw in full:

Barcelona vs Manchester United

Juventus vs Nantes

Sporting CP vs Midtjylland

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Rennes

Ajax vs Union Berlin

Bayer Leverkusen vs Monaco

Sevilla vs PSV

Salzburg vs Roma

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