Europa League: Manchester United to face FC Midtjylland

Nyon (Switzerland): Manchester United will play Danish side FC Midtjylland after dropping into the Europa League.

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal's men, eliminated from the Champions League last week, were handed the tie in the draw for the Last 32 of the second-tier competition at UEFA headquarters in Nyon.

Premier League rivals Liverpool will face German outfit Augsburg while Tottenham were paired with Italians Fiorentina.

Gary Neville's Valencia were drawn against Rapid Vienna.

The first legs of the ties are set to be played on February 18 or 25 with the return matches on March 10 or 17.

United have found themselves in the Europa League after finishing third behind Wolfsburg and PSV Eindhoven in their Champions League group. It is the second time in four years they have dropped into the competition.

Spurs avoided sides eliminated from the Champions League but will face a stern test against Fiorentina, who are flying high in second place in Serie A.

Liverpool's opponents Augsburg are not enjoying such a successful season, and are 13th in the Bundesliga, but manager Jurgen Klopp will undoubtedly relish facing opposition from his homeland.

Other notable ties in the round include Borussia Dortmund vs Porto, Villarreal vs Napoli, Sporting Lisbon vs Bayer Leverkusen and Galatasaray vs Lazio.

Europa League full draw

Valencia vs Rapid Vienna; Fiorentina vs Tottenham; Borussia Dortmund vs Porto; Fenerbahce vs Lokomotiv Moscow; Anderlecht vs Olympiakos; Midtjylland vs Manchester United; Augsburg vs Liverpool; Sparta Prague vs Krasnodar; Galatasaray vs Lazio; Sion vs Braga; Shakhtar Donetsk vs Schalke; Marseille vs Athletic Bilbao; Sevilla vs Molde; Sporting Lisbon vs Bayer Leverkusen; Villarreal vs Napoli; St Etienne vs Basle

Note: First legs to be played on February 18. Second legs to be played on February 24/25.

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