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Europa League winner: Man Utd to ‘put league troubles behind them’ with European title?



It looks set to be a hugely competitive road to the Europa League final, with several top teams eyeing the trophy at the end of the season.

The competition already boasted some of Europe’s elite, but even more have joined the pack after losing out in their Champions League groups.

Despite an uneasy ride in domestic football, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has guided Manchester United into the Europa League last 32. The Red Devils topped Group L with their youngsters, and will face Club Brugge in the next round of the competition.

The English side are currently favourites to win the entire tournament at 11/2. The Belgian side dropped into Europe’s secondary competition after losing out to Real Madrid and PSG in the Champions League, and they’re 100/1 to go on to lift the trophy.

Spanish outfit Sevilla lost just once on their way to the top of Group A, and will be full of confidence heading into their meeting with CFR Cluj. 

Moreover, with three successive Europa League titles between 2014 and 2016, the Spanish side will be tricky to topple going into the latter stages. They are currently 6/1 to win it again this year.

Also dropping from the Champions League are Inter Milan. Antonio Conte’s side missed out on the Champions League round of 16 after falling behind Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund. They will be out for revenge in the Europa League, and could go on to win the entire competition if they beat Ludogorets in the round of 32. They are currently 15/2 to do just that.

Arsenal have also endured a difficult campaign in English football, but topped their group to set up a meeting with Olympiacos. The Gunners are currently 15/2 to win the tournament this season after losing out to Chelsea last time out.

Other sides dropping down include Ajax and RB Salzburg. They are available at 8/1 and 14/1 respectively to win the competition. 

Wolves and Roma both find themselves at 14/1, with Bayer Leverkusen and Celtic currently 25/1. 

Champions League dropouts Shakhtar Donetsk and Benfica are currently 33/1 to bounce back and win the Europa League. Porto and Wolfsburg also find themselves at 33/1 to lift the trophy in Gdansk at the end of the season.

Rangers are currently 66/1 to win the tournament, while it’s 80/1 for Austrian side LASK to continue their surprising win and go on to clinch the title.

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