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Man Utd told they’re only third best team left in Europa League last eight

Manchester United have been labelled as the third best team in the Europa League campaign by former Inter Milan Andreas Brehme.

The Red Devils face Copenhagen in the last eight competition as they look to award competition for the second time in four years.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's easily saw off Austrian side LASK in the last round and are brimming with confidence after an impressive 2020 that has seen them return to Europe's top table.

But Inter Milan and German side Bayer Leverkusen have been side by the two surrounding sides by Brehme.

"I have no doubt, for me it’s Inter," he told Gazzetta dello Sport . "The Nerazzurri are a great team, although Bayer Leverkusen are strong and have an excellent forward like Havertz, but Conte’s squad takes the lead.

"I’d say, whoever wins this game has a great chance of raising the Europa League [trophy]. The semi-final against either Shakhtar Donetsk or Basel is winnable.

"On the other side of the bracket, I think Manchester United will qualify for the finals. But both Inter and Bayer are stronger than the English club."

Inter and Leverkusen will come up against each other meaning one of the leading lights will be knocked out.

It puts United in a strong position as they aim to win their first trophy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And the Norwegian is keen to grasp the opportunity as the Red Devils continue their rise.

He said: "We went into this season knowing that the Europa League is a great chance for us to get a trophy, to get far in a tournament.

"But also to groom a few of the youngsters and it was perfect for us.

"We are in a strange period at the moment, unprecedented, we've got to make the most of it and if we are able to go through to the semi-final and final it would mean a lot to the club, players, supporters and staff. We just have to make the best out of a difficult situation."

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