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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Midtjylland eyeing 'miracle' against Manchester United in Europa League

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik picks his winners in the round of 32 of the UEL.

Midtjylland manager Jess Thorup has said his side will be seeking a "miracle" when they meet Manchester United in the Europa League.

Danish champions Midtjylland will face Premier League giants United in the Europa League round of 32, with the first leg in Herning on Feb. 18.

Midtjylland finished second in Group D this season, while United dropped into the competition after failing to reach the Champions League knockout phase.

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Thorup said: "Miracles have happened before, and we will probably need...

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FC Midtjylland moved into the Europa League round of 32 after a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge proved enough to a seal runners-up spot.

Danish champions FC Midtjylland moved into the Europa League round of 32 after a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge proved enough to seal runners-up spot in Group D.

The Herning-based club knew that a draw would be enough, as long as unbeaten Italian giants Napoli did not come unstuck against Legia Warsaw.

And so it proved, with Napoli's 5-2 victory ensuring that Midtjylland progressed, despite having to withstand a fierce Brugge finale.

Pione Sisto put the home side ahead, but Jelle Vossen's 68th-minute...