MU dropped from the Champions League to the Europa League. Here is the list of teams that they can face in around 1/16 of this football league.
MU was eliminated from the group stage of the Champions League and had to play in the round of 1/16 Europa League this season. In addition to MU, other British representatives also present in the Europa League are Arsenal, Tottenham, and Leicester City.
The draw for the 16th round of the Europa League will take place on December 14, 2020, after the draw for the 1/8 Champions League round. The draw will be held at the UEFA headquarters, Nyon (Switzerland). As a rule, the 12 best teams in the Europa League plus 4 teams pushed down from the Champions League (4 teams in the 3rd group stage with the best results) will be the seed teams.
Teams are seeded (Bombo 1) and teams are not seeded (Bombo 2)
The seeded teams will be drawn to meet the non-seeded teams in around 1/16. Teams from the same country will not meet in this round. Besides, the teams that meet in the group stage will not meet in this round.
Thus, 4 English teams will not meet in the round of 1/16 Europa League. They are also in the 16 seed teams. Thus, the above teams, including MU, avoid the top teams in the Europa League such as Napoli, AC Milan, and Roma, or even Ajax, the team that fell from the Champions League (seeded).
According to Mirror, MU can meet the following teams in round 1/16 Europa League: Young Boys, Molde, Slavia Prague, Benfica, Granada, Real Sociedad, Braga, Lille, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Antwerp, Wolfsberger AC, Red Star Belgrade, Krasnodar, Red Bull Salzburg, Dynamo Kyiv, and Olympiacos.
MU must go down to play in the Europa League
The heavyweight teams that MU can meet are Benfica, Olympiacos, Lille, and Red Bull Salzburg. Meanwhile, the underestimated teams that MU can meet are Molde, Antwerp, and Wolfsberger AC. As a rule, teams that are not seeded will kick the first leg at home.
The first leg of the round of 1/16 Europa League will take place on February 18, 2021, while the second leg will take place on February 25, 2021. The draw for round 1/8 of the Europa League will take place on February 26, 2021. The first leg of the round of 1/8 took place on March 11, 2021. The return leg took place on March 18, 2021.