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Some huge clubs were eliminated from the Champions League last night and United may now face a tougher test in the Europa League.

After ending the 2018-19 Premier League season in sixth place, the Reds are gearing up for another season in the Europa League.

The Red Devils won the competition under Jose Mourinho two seasons ago, beating Ajax 2-0 in the 2016/17 final.

Last season United reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but were knocked out by Barcelona 4-0 on aggregate.

They will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Chelsea this time around who beat Arsenal in the last season’s Europa League final 4-1.

United are the bookmakers’ favourite to lift the trophy next year, with Arsenal, Lazio, Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach viewed as their main rivals.

There is still another qualifying phase for the likes of Wolves, Rangers, Torino and PSV to navigate through, assuming they reach the fourth round of qualifying this week, if they are to reach the groups.

However, it has been confirmed that Nomme Kalju, Sutjeska and Irish side Dundalk won’t be featuring in the group stages after they were knocked out on Tuesdat. Dundalk were beaten 4-1 on aggregate by Slovakian outfit Slovan, ending their hopes of another European adventure.

There is only one British team that will be in the hat for the group stages are Celtic, after they were knocked out of the Champions League by Cluj. Despite leading the tie with 15 minutes to go, two late goals saw Neil Lennon’s side surrender their place in Europe’s elite competition.




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