Wednesday, December 16, 1998 Published at 14:22 GMT
United face Italian giants
United face the likes of Ronaldo at Old Trafford
The European draws for the European Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup have taken place with Manchester United facing Inter Milan and Chelsea drawing Norway's Valerenga.
Inter, who finished second in Serie A last season, topped European champions Real Madrid to win Group C.
Chelsea v Valerenga
Chelsea's Scandinavian odyssey will continue after they were draw against Valerenga.
And they now face another tough tie against the Norwegian cup holders with the first leg at Stamford Bridge on March 4 and the return leg in Oslo a fortnight later.
Valerenga, who play in the 25,000 capacity Ulleval National Stadium, are coached by former Norwegian national coach Egil Olsen and have had a remarkable turn around in fortunes in recent years.
Olsen's side currently lie seventh in the first division and are somewhat surprise quarter finalists, having beaten fancied outsiders Besiktas of Turkey 4-3 on aggregate in the previous round.
United could have paired with easier opponents in the draw for the last eight, but Edwards claimed any one of their five possible quarter-final opponents would have been difficult to beat.
"It's a tough draw and it's a great draw in one sense because of Inter Milan's reputation," he said.
"Italian teams have proved in recent years that they are among the strongest in Europe, while Inter Milan are a really good side who have arguably the world's best player in Ronaldo.
First leg ties to be played Wednesday 3 March
Cup Winners' Cup
First leg ties to be played Thursday 4 March
UEFA Cup quarter-final
Ties to be played on 2 March and 16 March