Former Manchester United and Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov has claimed that he believes United will go all out to win the Europa League this season.
Both the Red Devils and Arsenal had to settle for a place in the competition this season, but know that a win would propel them back to the Champions League for the 2020/21 campaign.
Arsenal made the final last season, losing out to Chelsea, but Berbatov believes that the Red Devils will aim to go one better this season as they look for their first piece of silverware under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“When people ask me if United will try to win the Europa League, I think, why wouldn’t they?” he told Betfair.
“United need to win a trophy this season. The club’s high standards demands that they go all out to win every competition they enter so I expect them to try to win the Europa League. It would be a great achievement and an invaluable experience for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his young players.
“It might also be United’s best hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League and, while playing on Thursday can have consequences for a team’s Premier League form, they should use all their power to try to win this competition.”
Manchester United have been drawn in Group L for the competition, while Arsenal are in group F. Both teams play their first match in one week, with Arsenal facing Eintracht Frankfurt and United coming up against Astana.