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Manchester United fans realise they'll be facing current player in Europa League

Manchester United fans realise they'll be facing current player in Europa League

United were paired with perennial Europa League winners Sevilla for the quarter-finals, and fans remembered the players they'll face.

Manchester United were drawn against Sevilla in the Europa League quarter finals, and fans have suddenly remembered that means coming up against on loan Alex Telles.

Thursday night ended up being a pretty gentle walk in the park for Erik ten Hag's side, as they visited Real Betis in the last 16 in Europe.

Whilst the hosts started well, and could have scored, the visitors went to Spain with a 4-1 win from the first leg, and never looked too troubled.

Marcus Rashford's brilliant long range strike in the second half settled the tie, and allowed Ten Hag to bring on a host of substitutes, though he continued to risk suspension for Casemiro, and fortunately still avoid it.

The win kept the Premier League side in the hunt for a potential cup treble this season, having dropped off from the league title race and no longer being in with a chance of a quadruple.

And on Friday, they came out of the hat against perennial Europa winners Sevilla, who have won it six times, all in the past 17 years, with the latest three years ago.

Whilst they might not be in form in the league, they could still pose a threat and United fans have suddenly remembered they could be undone by their own player, with Telles eligible to play despite being on loan from them.

"I’ve seen the script Alex Telles is going to score a 40 yard screamer," one United fan said.

"I can just see Alex Telles having the game of his life against us," added a second.

On the same lines, a third posted, "Alex Telles about to drop a Roberto Carlos type of performance against us," which presumably means he'll score a great free kick.

"Loser gets to keep Telles," joked some fans, will be hoping the full back doesn't end up making them eat their own words.

And another believes it helps United, posting, "Murtough tactical Telles loan is gonna win us the Q. That move tipped the tie in our favor if he plays for Sevilla it’s won."

Telles playing for Sevilla in the Europa League. Image: Alamy
Telles playing for Sevilla in the Europa League. Image: Alamy

It's the third round in-a-row that United fans will be heading to Spain, and the second time to Seville, having beaten Barcelona and Betis already.

They also met Real Sociedad in the group stages, losing at home before beating them in the away game, and their latest opponents are the worst of the lot, according to La Liga's table.

United fans needn't worry about Telles too much, certainly not as much as neighbours Manchester City might be worrying about Joao Canelo coming back to haunt them in the Champions League.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Europa League, Sevilla, Manchester United, Alex Telles, Premier League, La Liga