UEFA Europa League draw: potential match-ups

UEFA.com runs through the last four teams standing in the UEFA Europa League, taking a closer look at their form and head-to-head records against their potential opponents.

United's Cristiano Ronaldo and Lyon's Michael Essien in UEFA Champions League action in 2004
United's Cristiano Ronaldo and Lyon's Michael Essien in UEFA Champions League action in 2004 ©Getty Images

Ajax (NED)
This season: W7 D3 L2 F19 A11 (entry: group stage, transferred from UCL POs)
Top scorer: Kasper Dolberg (4)
European head-to-heads
v Celta Vigo W2 D1 L1 F8 A7 (met in group stage)
v Lyon W2 D2 L0 F4 A1
v Manchester United W2 D0 L2 F3 A5
Did you know?
When Ajax won the 1995 UEFA Champions League they did so with a team whose average age was just 23. The current side's starting XI in the first leg against Schalke averaged 22!

Watch how Celta made it into the last four
Watch how Celta made it into the last four

Celta Vigo (ESP)
This season: W6 D4 L2 F20 A12 (entry: group stage)
Top scorer: Iago Aspas (5)
European head-to-heads
v Ajax W1 D1 L2 F7 A8 (met in group stage)
v Lyon N/A
v Manchester United N/A
Did you know?
Celta's previous biggest European achievement was getting to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup in three successive seasons (1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01).

Highlights: Beşiktaş-Lyon penalty drama
Highlights: Beşiktaş-Lyon penalty drama

Lyon (FRA)
This season: W4 D0 L2 F19 A8 (entry: round of 32, transferred from UCL GS)
Top scorer: Nabil Fekir, Alexandre Lacazette (4)
European head-to-heads
v Ajax W0 D2 L2 F1 A4
v Celta Vigo N/A
v Manchester United W0 D2 L2 F4 A6
Did you know?
Lyon have yet to participate in a major UEFA final but were UEFA Champions League semi-finalists as recently as 2009/10 and made the last four of the 1963/64 European Cup Winners' Cup.

Watch Rashford's extra-time winner for United
Watch Rashford's extra-time winner for United

Manchester United (ENG)
This season: W8 D2 L2 F21 A7 (entry: group stage)
Top scorer: Zlatan Ibrahimović, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (5)
European head-to-heads
v Ajax W2 D0 L2 F5 A3
v Celta Vigo N/A
v Lyon W2 D2 L0 F6 A4
Did you know?
The UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League is the only significant UEFA trophy United have never won. European champions in 1968, 1999 and 2008, the Red Devils landed the Cup Winners' Cup in 1991.

Legend
UCL – UEFA Champions League
3QR – third qualifying round
PO – play-off
GS - group stage