Tam McManus has claimed that Rangers can reach the Europa League final this season as their success continues at Ibrox.

The Bears swept aside Royal Antwerp 9-5 on aggregate last month, and will now move onto Czech side Slavia Praha in the round-of-16.

McManus has insisted that Rangers must avoid Premier League side Manchester United if they are to get their name on the trophy, though.

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Speaking on PLZ Soccers’ The Football Show on YouTube, McManus claimed that Gerrard has set up a sensational side at Ibrox this season.

“I think that it will all depend on their run, obviously they are going to stop 10-in-a-row this season which is massive,” he said.

“Gerrard sets his teams out to win, they open the game up and go man-for-man, they believe they’re better than the teams they go up against.

“I think if they get a lucky draw, they can get to the semi-finals, maybe the final. I just think you need to avoid Manchester United.”

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McManus makes a fair point, but we would fancy our chances against anyone this season.

To be the best, you have to beat the best around you, and with a lucky draw, that may not be too difficult with the teams left in the competition at this stage.

Manchester United go to war with AC Milan in the upcoming round, and the Italian side could easily go through the Red Devils, with others such as Roma getting tough draws too.

Rangers could get past Slavia Praha and then get someone such as Molde in Norway, and that would most likely be the dream scenario; bring it on.

In other Rangers news, Alan Rough: Steven Gerrard deserves a new contract at Ibrox

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