MANCHESTER UNITED fans have claimed the Europa League draw is ‘EVEN MORE FIXED’ than the Champions League ballot after being handed a tough quarter-final tie.
The Red Devils learned their fate for the last eight of Europe’s secondary club competition on Friday afternoon.
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GETTYThe Red Devils have been drawn against Spanish giants Sevilla in the quarter-finals of the tournament.[/caption]
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Should they advance, United will face either Juventus or Arsenal’s conquerors Sporting Lisbon in the semis.
And some of the Old Trafford faithful reckon the draw has been rigged against them.
One tweeted: “Europa league draw even more fixed UEFA you are a f***ing joke.”
Another said: “Fixed draw.”
And another said: “All European draws are fixed, IDC.”
One remarked: “Looks like we are f***ing fixed draw. Destined to be us [and] Roma final.”
One fuming Red Devil added: “At this point, I’m suspecting that this draw is fixed. Four Spanish teams in one campaign??”
The quarter-final draw for the Europa League took place after its Champions League counterpart.
And the two remaining English teams remaining in the tournament were handed supremely tough ties for the next round of Europe’s elite club competition.
Premier League strugglers Chelsea were drawn against tournament legends Real Madrid, who dumped them out of the competition last season.
And reigning English champions Manchester City were handed a tasty tie against their German counterparts Bayern Munich.
The first leg of the ties will take place on April 11, with the returns scheduled for a week later.
The Europa League quarter-finals, meanwhile, will take place on the weeks of April 13 and 20 respectively.