What happened in football today: February 26, 2021

Man United draw AC Milan in Europa League Round of 16

Manchester United have been drawn against AC Milan in the Europa League Round of 16.

The first leg of the round of 16 between Manchester United and AC Milan will take place on March 11.

The two teams will then meet on March 18 for the return match.

Elsewhere, Arsenal will take on Greek side Olympiacos while Tottenham take on Dinamo Zagreb.

The draw for the second knockout round of the competition took place on Friday afternoon.

Jordan Henderson ruled out until April after surgery

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been ruled out until mid-late April after surgery.

Henderson suffered a groin injury in the Merseyside derby against Everton.

Liverpool have not set a deadline for his return, but have ruled it out until after the March international break, at least.

Athleticism understands that he will be out for six to eight weeks.

Jack Grealish will miss the Leeds game

Aston Villa have confirmed that Jack Grealish will miss this weekend’s game against Leeds.

The midfielder picked up the injury last week and was out as Villa lost to Leicester at the weekend.

With six goals and 10 assists, Grealish is Villa’s main source of creativity. He has also created more chances (75) than any other player this season.

The 25-year-old had started every game this season until the defeat at Leicester and hadn’t missed a league outing since November 2019.

Oriol Romeu suffers from a broken ankle

Oriol Romeu has been ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his ankle.

The Southampton midfielder requires surgery on the injury and will not be available for the remainder of the campaign.

Speaking at his press conference on Friday, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “Romeu’s season is over.

“Surgery means months after he broke his ankle. It might take three months for him to be gone.

The FA Youth Cup resumes

The 2020-21 FA Youth Cup campaign will resume from Saturday March 20.

The FA announced in a statement that the tournament would resume after a temporary suspension in January 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

There are 12 third-round matches pending with the final set to take place by Saturday, May 29.

Ipswich Town on the cusp of a £17.5million takeover by US investors

As Athleticism revealed on Friday, a group of US investors led by Los Angeles-based businessman Brett Johnson are set to buy Ipswich Town for £17.5million.

Johnson’s group would like Bristol City chief executive Mark Ashton to take over the day-to-day management of Ipswich, but he is believed to be happy at Bristol at the moment, especially as the Championship club have just appointed Nigel Pearson as their new manager. and are about to open a new state-of-the-art training ground.

For a closer inspection of the takeover, Go Deeper below.

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