Manchester United will certainly play against Spain’s representatives, Real Sociedad in the two legs of the last 32 of the Europa League this season. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself seemed enthusiastic about the results of the drawing, because Sociedad was a strong opponent.
As is known, Marcus Rashford et al were forced to feel the atmosphere of the Friday Night League this season again after failing to qualify from the European Champions League Group phase. They were only able to finish in 3rd position after losing to RB Leipzig in a decisive match.
Earlier this week, to be precise Monday (14/12), UEFA immediately made a drawing for the Europa League last 32 round. As a result, Manchester United is confirmed to have a duel with Real Sociedad over two legs.
Responding to the results of the drawing, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considered Sociedad to be a strong and troublesome team. In fact, according to him this duel feels like a European Champions League duel.
“This sounds like a Champions League draw and obviously this makes everyone excited. They are a team that are at the top of La Liga at the moment, ahead of other teams like Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid.” said Solskjaer on the official Manutd.com page.
It must be admitted that Real Sociedad is one of the most consistent teams at the start of this season. They are even able to perch at the top of the standings with 26 points from 13 matches.
With this incision, La Real was able to outperform the three favorite teams including Real Madrid and Barcelona. For this reason, it is only natural that Solskjaer thinks the duel will present an interesting duel.
The plan, Manchester United will play at Anoeta first on February 19, 2021. A week later, the second leg took place at Old Trafford.
“I’ve seen them several times and they are an interesting team, this will be a test for us. We will also have some difficult games in that period.”
“We must not let our guard down and feel this is an easy draw in the Europa League, because it feels like the Champions League – they are the top team of the Spanish League,” he said.