AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic shall be reunited with Manchester United because the Pink Devils found their Europa League last-16 opponents alongside Arsenal, Tottenham and Rangers on Friday.
The Pink Devils drawing the Italian giants was the choose of the ties as Arsenal acquired Olympiacos, Tottenham drew Dinamo Zagreb, whereas Rangers face Slavia Prague.
Ibrahimovic, who’s now 39 however nonetheless amongst Serie A’s high scorers with Milan, spent two seasons at Outdated Trafford between 2016 and 2018 – and United’s job actually seems the hardest of the British golf equipment.
Regardless of Leicester’s shock exit to Slavia Prague final evening, British groups nonetheless make up 1 / 4 of the edges left in Europe’s second-tier competitors.
Profitable the Europa League provides a route into subsequent season’s Champions League, which could possibly be significantly interesting to Spurs and Arsenal as they face a severe struggle to complete contained in the Premier League’s high 4.
Rangers are out to show themselves as greater than only a dominant drive in a questionable Scottish Premiership, whereas United shall be hoping to proper the wrongs of final season’s semi-final defeat to Sevilla.
The spherical of 16 first legs shall be performed on March 11 with the second legs per week in a while March 18
Confirmed last-16 ties
Ajax vs Younger Boys
Dynamo Kiev vs Villareal
AS Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Olympiacos vs Arsenal
Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United vs AC Milan
Slavia Prague vs Rangers
Granada vs Molde
Ibrahimovic is at present joint-third, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku, within the Serie A targets charts with 14 already this season.
The Swedish icon continues to defy his age like he did at Manchester United, the place his transient however vital influence helped the Pink Devils win the League Cup and the Europa League in 2017.
Whereas he actually isn’t keen on former teammate Lukaku following their scrap early this season, United stay a membership near his coronary heart.
He mentioned lately: “They’re particular: in all places I see pink, I take into consideration United.
“I really feel sorry for the followers – in the event that they’d seen me youthful, they’d have seen a special lion.
“For the Premier League, it could have been harmful, as I’d have eaten them for breakfast; as a substitute, I took them for lunch.”