United were drawn with Ajax in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Van der Art said: “For our fans it is a fantastic match. It will be a very motivated Manchester United side to show the world they can win the Europa League.
“There are two famous teams who respect each other. Both teams should have been in the Champions League but it helps the Europa League to have these kind of high-profile games.
“There is always a way past for us, we have a very good team. We’d like to win the Europa League, it is a very important competition.”
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