Europa League play-off draw: Manchester United to take on Barcelona in mammoth encounter

The Europa League knockout stage threw out a real classic in the making as Manchester United were drawn against Barcelona in the first play-off round.

The Catalan giants have dropped down into the competition after failing to get out of their Champions League group, but now provide a stern test for Erik ten Hag's Red Devils who finished second in their Europa League group.

United will travel to the Nou Camp on February 16 for the first leg of the tie, with the return at Old Trafford taking place on February 23.

The Red Devils have some fond memories of the Nou Camp, having completed the 1999 treble in the stadium with a last-gasp victory over Bayern Munich in that year's Champions League final.

Arsenal, who won their Europa League group, have already progressed to the last 16 of the competition.

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