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Chris Sutton says it would be ‘lovely’ if Rangers knocked out English club

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Chris Sutton says it would be ‘lovely’ if Rangers knocked out English club

Chris Sutton has told BT Sport’s UEFA Europa League highlights show that it would be “lovely” to see Rangers draw Manchester United and then knock Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side out of the competition – after both reached the last 16.

Rangers progressed into the last 16 for the second successive season thanks to a brilliant 5-2 win over Royal Antwerp on Thursday night at Ibrox. A high-scoring tie, the 5-2 home win came after beating Antwerp 4-3 in Belgium.

A 9-5 aggregate scoreline, for Rangers. It sees them progress to the stage where they were knocked out by Bayer Leverkusen last season – joining Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham in the next round. Leicester have been knocked out.

Celtic icon Sutton spoke about Rangers, who will find out their next opponents in the competition at midday. The Hoops legend is keen to see Liverpool hero Gerrard and Rangers come up against Man United, and says it would be “lovely” to see them win.

“Especially, the English sides – they will fear drawing Rangers. Imagine Manchester United getting knocked out by Rangers – it would be lovely,” Sutton said, during BT Sport’s UEFA Europa League highlights show (broadcasted at 10.30pm).
Rangers FC v Royal Antwerp FC  - UEFA Europa League Round Of 32 Leg Two

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TBR’s view – Do Rangers have the quality to beat a Manchester United?

United would no doubt be favourites and if James Tavernier is still missing come March 11, then Rangers will struggle. But the 16 sides that have qualified are not as strong as previous years, and Rangers will fancy a place in the quarter-finals.

If they get a good draw in the next round – and there are plenty available – then they will have every chance. But if they draw United, or any of the English clubs, then Steven Gerrard’s side will come up against very tough opposition.


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