Twitter Reacts as Manchester United Drawn to Play Liverpool in Europa League

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterFebruary 26, 2016

A picture shows the trophy of the UEFA Europa League football championship ahead of the round of 16 draw at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on February 26, 2016.  AFP PHOTO / ALAIN GROSCLAUDE / AFP / ALAIN GROSCLAUDE        (Photo credit should read ALAIN GROSCLAUDE/AFP/Getty Images)

English interest in the UEFA Europa League finally spiked on Friday, as Manchester United were drawn to play their great rivals Liverpool in the round of 16, per BBC Sport.

Europa League Draw:

Liverpool vs. Manchester United

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 26, 2016

Liverpool v Man Utd! #UELdraw

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 26, 2016


— (@JOE_co_uk) February 26, 2016

1 - Man Utd have lost just one of their 9 meetings with English sides in European competition (W6 D2). Pedigree.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 26, 2016

It's fair to say most fans were excited by the draw:

Booking flights now

— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) February 26, 2016

Tasty @EuropaLeague draw 👊

— Adam Hulme (@adamhulme86) February 26, 2016

A guaranteed PL team in the Europa League quarter-finals is the stuff of dreams.

— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) February 26, 2016

Great Europa League draw for LFC, if we win happy days if we lose LVG will probably stay!!

— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 26, 2016

Has there been a bad two-legged European tie between two English clubs? There has not.

— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) February 26, 2016

Liverpool v Manchester United. Suddenly the Europa League becomes VERY important.

— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) February 26, 2016

Others weren't quite as delighted:

Typical that Liverpool and Manchester United both get the easiest possible draw.

— Dave Tickner (@tickerscricket) February 26, 2016


— G A Z (@MidKnightGaz) February 26, 2016

Liverpool v Man United in the Europa League: When you run into the person you hate the most in a place where neither of you want to be seen.

— Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) February 26, 2016

Liverpool and Manchester United fans react to drawing each other in the Europa League last 16.

— SportlobsterFootball (@Football_SL) February 26, 2016

But that wasn't the only tasty tie thrown up in the draw, as Tottenham Hotspur were pitted against Borussia Dortmund:

And Borussia Dortmund v Spurs. A cracker that one.

— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) February 26, 2016

Dortmund v Spurs! #UELdraw

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 26, 2016

Liverpool vs. Manchester United

Borussia Dortmund vs. Tottenham

Neutrals watching the #UELDraw like...

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 26, 2016

Two English teams facing each other and the other against the best team and favourites for the tournament...#UELdraw

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 26, 2016

The first legs will take place on March 10, followed by the return fixtures a week later on March 17. Bring it on.