Manchester United boss Olé Gunnar Solskjaer will be keen on handling a trophy at the end of the season, and the Europa League promises that opportunity. But first, he must go through a round of 16 first-leg clash against Serie A giants AC Milan at Old Trafford on Thursday and then face them a week after to ensure passage into the quarterfinal of the competition.
The prediction guys at FiveThirtyEight have come out with their stats for the Europa League, and they give Manchester United a 25 per cent chance to go all the way in the competition and win the final in Gdansk on May 26.
Their Super Computer is backing United as the favourite for the trophy, but there are still many European elites in the competition like AC Milan, Arsenal, Tottenham, Roma and Ajax.
See how the stats from FiveThirtyEight rated Man United’s chances in the Europa League this season:
73% to make the quarterfinals
54% to make the semifinals
38% to reach the final
25% to win the Europa League