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Montpellier coach Hantz: Man Utd just fantastic for St Etienne (far better than Apoel!)

Montpellier coach Frédéric Hantz says he's delighted for St Etienne over their Europa League draw with Manchester United.

Hantz says the round of 32 clash couldn't have worked out better for Les Verts.

He told France Info: "It's the best draw. Whatever happens. It will remind us of the beautiful evenings at Geoffroy-Guichard 1970.

"It is better to play Manchester United than lose stupidly against Apoel Nicosia. It's a magnificent draw. Saint-Etienne can win.

"On paper, Manchester remains above the Greens but the Reds are having a battling season. Saint-Etienne now has a big European experience. It's a fantastic match to play."

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