Manchester United and Arsenal have discovered their opponents for the next stage of the Europa League following the draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the competition.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will face tournament debutants Granada in the last eight, the Spanish side having enjoyed an impressive maiden campaign in Europe following their surprise qualification in La Liga last season.
Arsenal will meet Slavia Prague, whose run to this stage has included eliminating both Leicester and Rangers in the knockout stages, securing a 2-0 win over the Scottish champions on Thursday to seal a 3-1 aggregate win and their place in the quarter-finals.
Elsewhere, Ajax will face Roma in an intriguing quarter-final meeting, and Dinamo Zagreb – who secured a stunning comeback against Tottenham in the Round of 16 – will face Villarreal, the latter managed by Unai Emery who will be seeking a fourth Europa League triumph as a manager after enjoying huge success in the competition with Sevilla.
Manchester United and Arsenal also avoided the prospect of an all-Premier League tie in the last four, having been separated for the semi-finals should both sides progress.
The Red Devils will face the winners of Ajax or Roma if they overcome Granada in the next round, whilst Arsenal will meet either Dinamo Zagreb or Villarreal at the semi-final stage.
Europa League quarter-final draw in full:
Granada v Manchester United
Arsenal v Slavia Prague
Ajax v AS Roma
Dinamo Zagreb v Villarreal
Europa League semi-final draw:
Granada/Manchester United v Ajax/Roma
Dinamo Zagreb/Villarreal v Arsenal/Slavia Prague