David De Gea and Wayne Rooney react to Liverpool v Man United draw

David De Gea and Wayne Rooney take to Twitter after Liverpool draw Manchester United in Europa League last 16

David De Gea and Wayne Rooney were quick to express their excitement after Manchester United were pitted against Liverpool in the Europa League last-16 draw.

The Reds secured their spot in Friday’s pot after a 1-0 aggregate win against Bundesliga club Augsburg at Anfield on Thursday evening after James Milner’s winner.

Louis van Gaal’s United had to come from behind against Danish champions FC Midtjylland before sealing a 5-1 win at Old Trafford last night.

Liverpool and United were rewarded for their Europa League efforts with a last-16 meeting as the England’s most-successful clubs were drawn against each other in Europe for the first time.

United skipper Rooney referenced the last-16 draw as the injured striker heaped praise on his team-mates for Thursday night’s win.

De Gea, who missed both legs against the Danish side after he picked up an injury during the warm-up before the first leg, issued a United rallying cry shortly after the last-16 draw.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren also took to Twitter as the Croatia international presumably targets a return to first-team action ahead of the Europa League last-16 first leg.

Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Man City v Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Chelsea FC v Everton
Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel (Photo: Screen grab / BT Sport)
Dimitar Berbatov states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Everton
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for West Ham United v Leeds United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Dimitar Berbatov states his prediction for Man City v Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Man City v Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Chelsea FC v Everton
Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel (Photo: Screen grab / BT Sport)
Dimitar Berbatov states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Everton
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for West Ham United v Leeds United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Dimitar Berbatov states his prediction for Man City v Man United
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature