The next opponent of Solskjaer’s coach and teacher in the Europa League will be Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage of 2019/20.
On the evening of December 16, the draw round for the 1/16 round of the Europa League 2019/20 took place at the headquarters of UEFA in Switzerland. MU will encounter Club Brugge, the representative of Belgian football.
Club Brugge appeared in the Champions League 2019/20, but unfortunately dropped into the difficult group with Real Madrid and PSG. The Belgian club created a seismic when holding Real 2-2 right at the Bernabeu. However, Club Brugge only had 3 points and went down to play in the Europa League.
MU is playing sublimated in the Europa League this season.
Club Brugge is showing impressive performance in the domestic league. The team, led by coach Philippe Clement, is leading the Belgian league table with 45 points after 18 matches. One of the formidable factors in the Club Brugge squad is Emmanuel Dennis, the striker scored twice against Real. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer teachers and teachers have the first advantage is that not having to travel long distances.
Before the draw, British media predicted that the “Red Devils” could encounter such fierce opponents as AS Roma, Sporting Lisbon, Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen or Olympiakos.
Besides MU, the Premier League has two more representatives in the round of 16 of the Europa League including Arsenal and Wolverhampton. Arsenal will face Olympiakos, while “Wolves” will face Espanyol. The match between Wolves and Espanyol is considered the most balanced. Round 32 of the Europa League welcomed many famous clubs from the Champions League group stage, such as Ajax Amsterdam and Inter Milan.
The first striker between MU and Club Brugge took place on February 20. Solskjaer coach aims to win the Europa League when this could be the door to help MU return to the Champions League next season.