Europa League semi-final draw: what time is it and how can I watch it live?

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Stockholm will host this year's Europa League final  - REX

What is it?

It's the draw to decide who will play who in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

When is it?

Friday April 21. 

What time is it?

The draw for the last four of the Europa League will take place straight after the Champions League semi-final draw.

Expect the balls to start being pulled out midday UK time.

Who will Manchester United get in the draw for the last four of the Europa League  Credit: AP 

Where is it?

Like the Champions League draw, the ceremony takes place at Uefa headquarters in Syon, Switzerland.

What TV channel is it on?

You can follow live ball-by-ball coverage on BT Sport 2 from 11:30am.

The Europa League draw will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2  Credit: REX

Which teams are left in it? 

Lyon

Celta Vigo

Man Utd 

Ajax 

Are Manchester United favourites to win the competition?

Jose Mourinho is prioritising the Europa League over the Premier League Credit: Reuters

They are. It's likely the Europa League will be United's only chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Manchester United remain on course to win the Europa League for the first time in their history after a nervy win over Anderlecht on Thursday evening.

Marcus Rashford scored the all-important goal in extra time to ensure a 3-2 aggregate win for Jose Mourinho's side.

Marcus Rashford was Manchester United's saviour on Thursday evening  Credit: Getty Images 

Despite sitting just four points off fourth place, Jose Mourinho has already confirmed winning the Europa League is his number one priority.

“It is the only chance we have to win one more trophy,” said Mourinho, who has already lifted the League Cup in his first season at Old Trafford. 

Sir Alex Ferguson has backed his former team to win the Europa League  Credit: Getty Images 

“It is as difficult as finishing fourth, but it is the only competition that we can win now, so we have to fight for that.

Sir Alex Ferguson echoed Jose Mourinho's words insisting the club should focus all their energy on winning the competition.

"The thing is, we've never won the Europa League," he told ESPN.

"We've never won Uefa Cup, what it used to be. And we've got a great draw. I'm not saying it's a certainty, but they've got a great chance.

Manchester United players congratulate Mkhitaryan, who has scored five times in the competition  Credit: AP 

"It's still a European trophy. And if you win it, you get into the Champions League. The incentive is greater to do that."

“I don’t want our club to be just happy fighting for top four and Champions League. I want us fighting for trophies.

“We don’t hide that we are still fighting for our situation in the Premier League but the Europa League becomes a fundamental competition for us. The Premier League was not possible because we drew too many matches.”

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