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Manchester United take on Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals


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Manchester United take on Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals

English football giants Manchester United are taking on Belgian side Anderlecht in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

United led for most of the first leg of the tie, but a late goal from their opponents mean the teams are tied at 1-1 as they go into the Old Trafford clash.

Manager Jose Mourinho said he is expecting his players to be driven at this stage of the competition.

He said: “In a big club like Manchester United, when you start in the Europa League you don’t have that motivation high.

“That is September, that is October, that is the group phase. When you get into this level, I think the motivation has to be very high.”

Elsewhere in the quarter-final stage, French side Lyon take a 2-1 lead to Besiktas in Istanbul, Belgian team Genk host Spaniards Celta Vigo, who lead their tie 3-2, and Ajax from the Netherlands take a 2-0 advantage to Germany where they face Schalke.