UEL draw: Manchester United off to Belgium

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Those looking for Manchester United conspiracy theories will meet their match in the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal draw.

Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils will face Anderlecht, arguably one of the two best draws in the tournament, as United aims for a tournament title and an automatic spot in the Champions League.

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Anderlecht and Man Utd have matched up six times in European Cup history, with the Red Devils winning four of six matches and all three ties. United won 7-2 on aggregate the last time the sides met, the 2000-01 group stage.


— Ex-United winger Memphis Depay and Lyon have a tricky draw with Turkish powers Besiktas.

— Dutch side Ajax will tangle with Bundesliga side Schalke.

Genk outlasted Gent, and now draws La Liga’s Celta Vigo.