THERE are three British clubs left in the last 16 of the Europa league and two of them, Manchester United and Liverpool, have been drawn to play each other on March 10 and March 17.
Matches between these two teams, who have never actually met in a European competition, have proven to be quite dramatic in the Premier league and there is a tremendous rivalry between the two teams and their fans.
Neither manager, Louis van Gaal for Man U nor Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool, have been particularly successful in the first season at their respective clubs, and even winning this competition could mean the difference for one manager between keeping his job and losing it, especially as a win gives automatic entry to the far more prestigious and lucrative Champions League next season.
The other Premier League interest comes from Tottenham who have been drawn to play the German mega-team Borussia Dortmund.
After a terrible spell of losses in La Liga, former England star and current coach Gary Neville saw his Valencia team beat Rapid Vienna 4-0, and go forward after giving the Austrians a drubbing with an aggregate score of 10-0 to restore a little faith in his leadership abilities.