Manchester United are prime contenders to win this season’s Europa League, whereas each Premier League group will wish to get Rangers within the round-of-16.
That’s in line with talkSPORT’s Jamie O’Hara, who says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males are the stand-out candidates to win this season’s competitors.
“If you happen to’re taking a look at kind, and by way of the gamers they’ve, you need to say Manchester United are in the very best place,” O’Hara mentioned.
“They’re enjoying very well they usually’ve bought the squad of gamers to go and win it. You have a look at the groups – you’ve bought AC Milan, Roma, Napoli, Ajax – there’s nonetheless some actually good sides in there.”
Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are runaway leaders within the Scottish Premiership, they usually have additionally impressed in Europe this season – however not sufficient for O’Hara to think about them real competitors.
“I believe each Premier League group would wish to get Rangers within the subsequent spherical,” he added. “Come on… you’re speaking about groups like Milan, Napoli and Ajax.
“You’re going to choose to play Rangers. Let’s be life like… I’m not saying it’s going to be a simple recreation however come on.”
talkSPORT Sports activities Bar co-host Jason Cundy just lately admitted he’d like to see Rangers play one of many English groups within the latter levels of the competitors.
“Their performances, not simply in Scotland, however their performances in Europe have been actually astonishing,” Cundy mentioned.
“They conceded a penalty simply on half-time, it’s one of many weakest penalties you will notice, however within the trendy recreation now any contact on the ankle they’ll go down and get the penalty.
“It’s one other sensible end result. English golf equipment shall be taking a look at them and be pondering ‘I’d slightly keep away from them proper now’.
“I’d like to see Rangers up in opposition to a Premier League aspect and knock them out.”
And what about O’Hara’s former group Spurs? Jose Mourinho’s males have fallen away spectacularly within the Premier League, however nonetheless have an opportunity of silverware within the Carabao Cup and Europa League.
Quizzed by Ally McCoist on whether or not Spurs ought to go all out within the competitors, O’Hara responded: “I agree… we’ve bought nothing else to play for actually and honestly.
“The league’s gone by way of attempting to get into the Champions League. We’ve bought the Carabao Cup closing [vs Man City] which is clearly a one-off recreation, however aside from that we’re counting on the Europa League to make issues occur.
“I actually really feel like we’ve got to go all out to win this competitors, and in the event that they get it proper – you see the way in which Atletico [Madrid] play with this low block – it’s much like how Spurs love to do issues.
“In Europe it may be the correct approach to get leads to the latter levels of the competitors.”