Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United are in for two ‘tough’ fixtures against Club Brugge in the Europa League round of 32.
United were paired with the Belgian champions during Monday’s Europa League draw.
Brugge finished third in their Champions League group behind Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain and are currently eight points clear at the top of Belgium’s first division.
Philippe Clement’s side failed to register a victory in their six group matches but they managed to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in October.
‘I watched Club Brugge against PSG and Real Madrid,’ said Solskjaer.
‘They did well in the Champions League and they stayed in most of the games, with one or two bad defeats.
‘But they are a good team. They are top of the Belgian league and, funnily enough, I used to have their second goalkeeper, Ethan Horvath, at Molde so it will be good to see him again.
‘They will be tough games but you are always going to get tough games as you head into the knockout stages.
‘We are hoping to go through to the last 16.’