Man Utd favourites to win Europa League

Manchester United could end the 2019-20 season with some silverware as the bookmakers have us as the 11/4 favourites to win the Europa League, according to odds from  OnlineApostas.com.br.

The Red Devils have been in excellent form since the restart last month, closing the eight point deficit on Leicester City to zero in the battle for Champions League football next season, and with Wednesday night’s match versus West Ham United being a game in hand.

Unfortunately, we missed out on reaching the FA Cup final on Sunday with a 1-3 loss against Chelsea in the semi-finals at Wembley Stadium, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rotated squad suggested a top four finish is the priority.

Should we fail to take two points from our final two Premier League matches then we will need to win the Europa League in order to qualify for Europe’s elite club cup competition next season.

We still have the second leg of our Round of 16 tie versus LASK to play at Old Trafford on Wednesday 5 August. With a 5-0 lead from the first leg I would imagine Ole will completely rotate his first team for this one to keep them fresh for the remainder of the competition.

The quarter-finals onwards are single-legged ties taking place in Lisbon, Portugal. We are scheduled to face İstanbul Basaksehir or FC Copenhagen in the quarter-finals. The Turkish side have a 1-0 lead from the first leg. Should we progress from that tie, the semi-final would be against AS Roma, Sevilla, Wolverhampton Wanderers or Olympiacos.

From the other side of the draw, Internazionale and Bayer 04 Leverkusen are the joint-second favourites to win the Europa League this season, at 6/1. They are on course to meet in the quarter-finals.