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12th Dec, 2016 | 1:08pm

Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Europa League draw

By Emma Sanders

Manchester United fans reacted on Twitter with excitement after they drew Saint Etienne in the Europa League.

The two teams will go head-to-head in the last 32 of the knock-out stages of the competition.

French outfit Saint Etienne came first in Group C after fighting off tough competition from some big names including Anderlecht, as well as Mainz and FK Qabala.

United, who failed to qualify for the Champions League last season, came second in Group A after they were pipped to the top by Dutch outfit Fenerbahce.

They ended the groups stages with a comfortable 2-0 victory against Zorya Luhansk last Thursday evening with goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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United will go into the tie as resounding favourites given the quality they have in the squad but it will be an interesting tie and could bring together two family members.

Paul Pogba, who currently plays under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United after completing an £89 million transfer in the summer, could line-up against his brother Florentin who is a defender on the books at Saint Etienne.

Saint Etienne also finished on a high, rounding-off a successful group stage with a crucial 3-2 victory against Anderlecht which secured their place at the top of the table.

Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:

In other Manchester United news, Ibrahimovic made this threat to Pogba in the victory against Tottenham.