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Manchester United will attempt to qualify for the UEFA Europa League last four as they welcome Anderlecht to Old Trafford in the second leg of the quarter-finals on Thursday.

The remaining second-leg fixtures of the last eight will also take place, as Besiktas play Lyon, and Schalke host Ajax. Celta Vigo travel to Genk to complete the lineup.

Here is the schedule for the quarter-final first-leg ties, along with viewing details and predictions:

Europa League 2017: Live Stream, TV Schedule, Predictions
Thursday, April 20 8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m. Besiktas vs. Lyon BT Sport 3/ESPN3 BT Sport App/Fox Soccer 2Go 1-2
Thursday, April 20 8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m. Schalke vs. Ajax BT Sport 1/ESPN3 BT Sport App/Fox Soccer 2Go 1-0
Thursday, April 20 8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m. Genk vs. Celta Vigo BT Sport ESPN/ESPN3 BT Sport App/Fox Soccer 2Go 1-1
Thursday, April 20 8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m. Manchester United vs. Anderlecht BT Sport 2/Fox Sports 1 BT Sport App/Fox Soccer 2Go 0-0

Streaming links: BT Sport app. Fox Soccer 2Go


United’s hopes of being in next season’s Champions League rest primarily on success in the Europa League, as the winners of the competition enter the continent’s showcase tournament next term.

However, the Red Devils struggled to put the game beyond Anderlecht’s reach in the first leg, conceding a late goal to surrender a draw on their travels.

The Old Trafford giants enter Thursday’s match after a morale-boosting victory against Chelsea in the Premier League at home, and the crowd at the Theatre of Dreams will have high expectations for a victory in Manchester.

Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho points at the badge on his chest as he leaves the pitch at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, o

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United have had difficulties finding the back of the net at home this term, offering Anderlecht a slim chance of success if they can keep a clean sheet.

Ajax hold a two-goal lead over Schalke as they travel to Germany for the return encounter. Davy Klaassen’s brace was enough to give the famous Dutch side a convincing advantage in the first leg.

Celta are 3-2 up over Genk in their fixture, and a draw in Belgium will be enough for the La Liga outfit.

Lyon will expect to join the rest in the last four of the competition after defeating Besiktas 2-1 in their first match.

The French side now travel to Turkey to face an intimidating environment in Istanbul.

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