Manchester United players excited by Liverpool Euro draw

Manchester United players have welcomed their Europa League draw against Liverpool.

United have been drawn against historic rivals Liverpool in the Europa League Round of 16, after progressing in the competition with a 6-3 aggregate win over FC Midtjylland.

Daley Blind, who scored against the Merseysiders at Old Trafford in September, told ManUtd.com: “I’ve definitely got some good memories against Liverpool – I hope we can create some more.

“It’s a busy schedule coming up again and Liverpool will be a great game to play in, especially as it’s now in the Europa League.

“You’re either in or out, through to the next round or not, so it’s very important for us.”

“They will say it’s important for them too so we have to show that we want it more.

Blind’s team-mate Ander Herrera added: “To be honest, I don’t like to play against teams from the same country in this kind of draw but it’s okay.”

“If you want to win something, you have to play against the best teams and Liverpool is one of them.”

“I didn’t want to play against Athletic [Club, his former team]. I prefer to play against them in the final!

“Since I have been here at United, we have always won when we have faced Liverpool so hopefully we can keep that run going.”

“I can imagine what the atmosphere will be like, it’s going to be great.”

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