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Manchester United face 6,800km round-trip just days before FA Cup tie with Chelsea

Mourinho’s men will travel to FC Rostov in the last-16 of the Europa League.

United's squad depth will be tested next month.
United's squad depth will be tested next month.
Image: Nick Potts/Empics Sport

MANCHESTER UNITED FACE a near-7000km round-trip just days before taking on Chelsea in the FA Cup after the draw for the last-16 of the Europa League was made today.

Jose Mourinho’s men will play FC Rostov in Russia on 9 March, just four days before a trip to Chelsea in the FA Cup.

The second leg takes place in Manchester on 16 March.

United beat French side Saint-Etienne 4-0 on aggregate in the last 32 and are considered by many to be favourites for the Europa League.

Elsewhere, commentators will be cursing their luck as Gent face Genk while Schalke take on Borussia Monchengladbach in an all-German tie.

The draw in full

Celta Vigo (Spa) v FC Krasnodar (Rus)
Apoel Nicosia (Cyp) v Anderlecht (Bel)
Schalke (Ger) v Borussia Monchengladbach (Ger)
Lyon (Fra) v Roma (Ita)
FC Rostov (Rus) v Manchester United (Eng)
Olympiakos (Gre) v Besiktas (Tur)
Gent (Bel) v Genk (Bel)
FC Copenhagen (Den) v Ajax (Net)

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