Ole picks one team he would love to face in the round of 16
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Ole picks one team he would love to face in the round of 16

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to see his side paired against his former club Molde in Friday's last 16 Europa League draw. 

The Norwegian watched as his team booked their place in the last 16 thanks to a 4-0 aggregate win over Spanish side Real Sociedad, and will learn his next opponents on Friday afternoon when the draw will be conducted. 

Among the teams that will be in the pots is his former club, Molde, whom he played for during a hugely impressive two-season period, before joining United in 1996. 

He returned as manager between 2011 and 2014 when current boss Moe was first-team coach.

“Of course, I would like to meet Molde,” he declared when asked of his dream draw. 

“I spoke to Erling [Moe] this morning and they had loads of injuries and illness, and the state of the season they are at, that must be the performance of the round to go through against Hoffenheim. Absolutely exceptional.

“I am so proud of Erling and the boys and, if we play them, we know it is going to be difficult.

“Unfortunately, if we draw them, it is not going to be in Norway.”

United could draw any of the other 14 teams, including two English clubs; Arsenal and Tottenham

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