Europa League last-32 draw: Manchester United to play Real Sociedad; Arsenal face Benfica; Spurs get Wolfsberg

The Europa League trophy
The next round of the Europa League begins in February (AFP via Getty)

Manchester United will play Real Sociedad in the Europa League last-32, while Arsenal will face Benfica, and Tottenham will meet Austrian side Wolfsberger.

Elsewhere, Leicester City will play Slavia Prague, while Steven Gerrard’s Rangers will face Belgian side Royal Antwerp.

United have dropped into the Europa League following their elimination from the Champions League last week, and they have immediately been handed a tough test as they will play Real Sociedad, who currently sit top of La Liga.

Former United winger Adnan Januzaj currently plays for Real Sociedad, as do former Manchester City midfield David Silva and ex-Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal.

Arsenal, meanwhile, comfortably won Group B and Mikel Arteta’s side will now play Benfica, who finished second in Group D behind Rangers, in the next round.

Tottenham also finished top of their Europa League group and they will travel to Austria to play Wolfsberger, who were second in Group K behind Dinamo Zagreb.

EUROPA LEAGUE ROUND-OF-32 DRAW IN FULL

Wolfsberger AC vs Tottenham

Dynamo Kyiv vs Club Brugge

Real Sociedad vs Manchester United

Benfica vs Arsenal

Red Star vs AC Milan

Royal Antwerp vs Rangers

Slavia Prague vs Leicester City

Salzburg vs Villarreal

Braga vs Roma

Krasnodar vs Dinamo Zagreb

Young Boys vs Bayer Leverkusen

Molde vs Hoffenheim

Granada vs Napoli

Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Lille vs Ajax

Olympiacos vs PSV

Rangers, meanwhile, will play Royal Antwerp, who beat Jose Mourinho’s side at home in the previous round.

The first leg of the last-32 fixtures is scheduled for February 18, while the return games will be played on February 25.

All seeded teams are to play at home for the second leg on February 25.

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