All eyes are on the Europa League group stage draw. In fact, the teams are looking forward to seeing who they are going to face in the next phase of the tournament. Rangers manager Steven Gerrard said they want to face Manchester United.
The Rangers managed to qualify to the group stage after Alfredo Morelos scored the winning goal at stoppage time against Legia Warsaw last Thursday. The last time the Rangers met Manchester United was in 2010. According to pay per head news archives, Wayne Rooney was the hero in the 1-0 victory of Man U at Ibrox.
Gerrard, the former Liverpool captain, doesn’t mind facing Manchester United in the next stage. When Ciudad Colon reporter asked about their last win, the Rangers manager said he’s proud of his team. Also, he said that the support of fans and staff is one of the reasons why he took the job.
Europa League Group Stage Draw
Players of the Rangers celebrated with the 47,000 fans in attendance as they qualify for the Europa League group stage draw. Gerrard described it as one of his proudest moments as part of the club. He said he wants to play against the best European teams.
However, when the draw took place, Rangers found themselves in Group G with Porto, Feyenoord, and the Young Boys. Pay per head bookie news reported Manchester United is in Group L with Astana, AZ Alkmaar, and Partizan Belgrade.
It looks like all five British teams will not see action against each other in the group stage of the tournament. However, the Rangers found themselves in a tough group. Young Boys and Porto were part of the Champions League last season, with the latter reaching the quarter-finals. Feyenoord is no pushover as well, according to sportsbook pay per head reports.