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12.00 GMT - Europa League round of 32 draw in Nyon, Switzerland

  • Manchester United paired with Ligue 1 outfit AS Saint-Etienne in the first knockout phase of Europe's secondary club competition
  • The tie pits Paul Pogba against older brother Florentin, who plays for Les Verts as a defender
  • United advanced past ASSE in the first round of the 1977-78 European Cup Winners' Cup, when the second leg had to be hosted in Plymouth due to fan violence
  • Tottenham draw Belgian top-flight outfit KAA Gent
  • Provisional dates: First leg: 16 February. Second Leg: 23 February
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13:07

That just about does it for our live coverage of the draw for the last 32 of the 2016-17 Europa League. Stay tuned to IBTimes UK across the afternoon for reaction from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, who is due to give a press conference ahead of a midweek trip to Crystal Palace in around 20 minutes or so.

Goodbye for now.

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It's a relatively gentle draw for Spurs, who avoid a daunting long journey to Eastern Europe and will instead make the short trip to northwest Belgium.

Fifth in the Jupiler Pro League, the Buffalos, managed by Hein Vanhaezebrouck, edged out Braga in the race to finish second behind dominant Shakhtar Donetsk in Group H.

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United last met Saint-Etienne all the way back in the first round 1977-78 European Cup Winners' Cup. Dave Sexton's side drew 1-1 in France, where fan violence led to them initially being thrown out of the competition.

However, as noted by The Guardian, they were later reinstated on the condition that the return tie was played at least 200km away from Old Trafford. They eventually ran out 2-0 victors at Home Park in Plymouth thanks to goals from Stuart Pearson and Steve Coppell before losing 6-5 on aggregate to FC Porto.

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So United draw French side AS Saint-Etienne, who currently sit eighth in Ligue 1 following yesterday's 1-0 win over Guingamp. Christophe Galtier's side went undefeated en route to the last 32, beating Anderlecht, Mainz and Gabala to the top of Group C with 12 points after three wins and as many draws.

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The narrative in the build-up to this tie will be Pogba vs Pogba. One of Paul's two older brothers Florentin, a defender, has plied his trade at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard since 2012.

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12:29

PAOK FC vs Schalke

12:29

Last tie coming up...

12:29

Hapoel Be'er Sheva vs Besiktas

12:28

AZ Alkmaar vs Lyon

12:27

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Fiorentina

12:26

FC Krasnodar vs Fenerbahce

12:26

FC Rostov vs Sparta Prague

12:25

Gent vs Tottenham

12:24

Olympiacos vs Osmanlispor

12:23

Celta Vigo vs Shakhtar Donetsk

12:21

Ludogorets vs FC Copenhagen

12:21

Villarreal vs Roma

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12:19

Manchester United vs Saint-Etienne

12:18

Astra Giurgiu vs Genk

12:17

Anderlecht vs Zenit

12:16

Legia Warsaw vs Ajax