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Revealed: Barcelona and the 8 clubs Man United could face in the Europa League’s Last-32

The Reds came up short in a late effort to top their group


The eight clubs whom Premier League giants Manchester United could be paired up with in the next round of the Europa League have, late on Thursday, been revealed.

The Red Devils marked their return to action earlier this evening.

In the knowledge that their place in the competition’s knockout rounds was long secured, Erik ten Hag’s men made the trip to Spain, for a final day group stage meeting with La Liga outfit Real Sociedad.

Owing to goal difference, United headed into proceedings aware that a victory by two goals or more would be required for them to usurp hosts Sociedad as group winners at the last.

When all was said and done, however, the Reds failed to produce as much.

Instead, a solitary strike on the part of youngster Alejandro Garnacho - his first at senior level - proved the difference en route to a 1-0 final scoreline at the Anoeta.

Manchester United, in turn, have officially finished as runners-up in the Group E table.

This, of course, means that the English heavyweights have been forced to face up to the prospect of taking on one of the clubs set to drop down into the Europa League from the Champions League in the competition’s Last-32.

And this list of potential opponents features a total of eight clubs - including some heavy-hitters - as follows:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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