Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has welcomed the meeting with Dutch side Ajax after the draw was made for the last 32 of the Europa League.

United dropped into the Europa League after elimination from the Champions League and now face Ajax over two legs, the first to be played at the Amsterdam ArenA.

Smalling said: "(Exiting the Champions League) was a massive disappointment, but then you look at the calibre of teams that are in there (Europa League). We have drawn Ajax, they have a lot of history. That will be a good test. If you are in there, a lot of the teams will be kicking on. Whoever wins the competition will be a good team."

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