Ian Wright reveals one team capable of stopping Man United in Europa League

The former Arsenal striker believes Lyon could cause Manchester United problems in the Europa League this season

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Ian Wright believes Lyon are the only team left in the Europa League that can cause Manchester United problems.

The Red Devils are looking to win their first European trophy since a penalty shootout victory over Chelsea in the Champions League final in Moscow.

Manchester United lost to Barcelona in Champions League finals in 2009 and 2011 but haven’t secured a place in a European final since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

The Red Devils have beaten French side Saint-Etienne and Russian club FC Rostov to secure a place in the Europa League last eight under Jose Mourinho.

With Manchester United in sixth place and four points behind Manchester City in fourth spot, the Europa League represents their best chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League competition.

Speaking to The Sun Goals podcast about Manchester United’s prospects in the Europa League, Wright said:

“Lyon will give Manchester United problems. They’re the only ones,” Wright said.

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Manchester United will take on Anderlecht in the first leg of their Europa League last-eight clash on Thursday night.

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