According to a recent report, Manchester United is the favorite to win the Europa League this year. The report is based on a supercomputer’s calculations, which gave United a 24% chance of winning the tournament. The Red Devils were drawn against Sevilla in the quarter-finals, but despite facing the six-time winners, they are still tipped to go all the way and lift the trophy.
Sevilla is currently struggling in LaLiga, having won just seven out of 25 league games this season. The Spanish side has been given a four percent chance of winning the tournament, making them one of the least likely teams to lift the trophy. German side Bayer Leverkusen has been given the second-best chance of winning the tournament at 17 percent, while Belgian outfit Union Saint-Gilloise has just a three percent chance of winning.
The supercomputer couldn’t separate Juventus and Sporting, who face off in the next round, giving both sides a 13 percent chance of winning the tournament. Feyenoord has a 14 percent chance, and Roma has an 11 percent chance, with those two teams also going head to head in the next round.
United will face the winners of Juventus vs Sporting in the semi-finals if they make it past Sevilla. The other semi-final will see the winners of Feyenoord vs Roma play the winners of Leverkusen vs Union Saint-Gilloise.
Despite being drawn against Sevilla, United fans will be optimistic about their team’s chances of winning the Europa League this year. The Red Devils have been in good form recently, winning their last five games in all competitions. They will be hoping to continue that form as they look to lift their first piece of silverware under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United’s opponents in the quarter-finals, Sevilla, have a rich history in the Europa League, having won the tournament six times in the past. However, they have struggled this season and will be underdogs going into their tie against United.
The Europa League has been a happy hunting ground for United in recent years. They won the tournament in 2017 under former manager Jose Mourinho and reached the final in 2019 under Solskjaer. The Red Devils will be hoping to go one better this year and lift the trophy once again.
In conclusion, Manchester United has been given the best chance of winning the Europa League this year by a supercomputer. Despite being drawn against Sevilla in the quarter-finals, United is still tipped to go all the way and lift the trophy. With their recent good form and history in the competition, United fans will be optimistic about their team’s chances of success.