Previous
Osmanlispor
Olympiakos
4:00 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
AS Roma
Villarreal
6:00 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 4 - 0
Game Details
Apoel Nicosia
Athletic Bilbao
6:00 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 3
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
KAA Gent
8:05 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
Fiorentina
Borussia Monchengladbach
8:05 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Shakhtar Donetsk
Celta Vigo
8:05 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
FC Dallas
Arabe Unido
1:00 AM UTC Feb 24, 2017
Leg 1
Game Details
Next

Europa League round of 16 draw

Europa League
Read
U.A.N.LU.A.N.L
Pumas UNAMPumas UNAM
1
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
New York Red BullsNew York Red Bulls
Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver Whitecaps
1
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details

Ferguson was interested in David Villa deal

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he considered a move for David Villa before the World Cup's leading scorer joined Barcelona prior to the start of the tournament.

Villa has arguably been the player of the World Cup so far and his fifth goal of the tournament took Spain into the semi-finals at the expense of Paraguay on Saturday night.

The striker flourished into one of the world's finest finishers at Valencia but on May 19 joined Spanish champions Barcelona in a £35 million deal.

United were interested in Villa but Ferguson admits he would have been unable to persuade the player to shun a move to Camp Nou and the chance to play alongside international team-mates like Andres Iniesta and Xavi.

"We've looked at a few options," Ferguson told the Mail on Sunday. "We did consider David Villa but he was always going to Barcelona.

"I just don't believe there is value out there at the moment. I'm very happy with the strength of our squad as it is."

United's own star striker, Wayne Rooney, had a very disappointing World Cup as he suffered from poor form and England were knocked out of the competition by Germany in the second round.

Ferguson has dismissed suggestions that fitness problems were at the root of Rooney's poor displays and says he expects the forward to be back to his best at the start of the domestic season in August.

"There's nothing wrong with the lad or his fitness," Ferguson said. "He's relaxing on holiday in Barbados and I expect him to come back refreshed for the new season."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.