Liverpool vs Manchester United: Twitter explodes as mammoth Europa League fixture is drawn

It will be the first time the two rivals have played in a European fixture

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The Europa League Last 16 draw threw up a huge tie today, as Liverpool take on Manchester United. It will be the first time they rivals have ever played in a European competition. 

Unsurprisingly, Twitter exploded with the news of the fixture.

The matches will be played a week after one another on 10 and 17 March - the first leg will be played at Anfield and the second at Old Trafford.

Kick-off times will be confirmed later this afternoon.

Louis van Gaal's team progressed after a 6-3 aggregate win over Danish minnows FC Midtjylland. United had suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in Copehagen a week ago, but managed an impressive 5-1 win on the night after going behind.







The draw in full:

Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) vs. Anderlecht (Belgium)

Basel (Switzerland) vs. Sevilla (Spain)

Villarreal (Spain) vs. Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)

Athletic Bilbao (Spain) vs. Valencia (Spain)

Liverpool (England) vs. Manchester United (England)

Sparta Prague (Czech Republic) vs. Lazio (Italy)

Borussia Dortmund (Germany) vs. Tottenham (England)

Fenerbahce (Turkey) vs. Braga (Portugal)