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Iranian Sardar Azmoun to take on Manchester United in Europa League

The 22-year-old’s Rostov have been drawn against Manchester United in the Europa League last 16.

Rostov advanced to the last 16 stage with an impressive 5-1 aggregate victory against Sparta Prague in the first knockout round.

Rostov qualified for the Europa League after finish third in a Champions League group that also contained Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

The Russian side have impressed greatly in the group stage, beating Bayern Munich 3-2 at home to condemn them to a third-placed finish in the group.

Sardar Azmoun scored against both Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.