Who could Man Utd face in the Europa League group stage draw?


MANCHESTER UNITED will find out their Europa League opponents this week.

And the Red Devils go into the big draw buoyed from their 2-1 beating of rivals Liverpool.

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United reached the final of the Europa League in the last season they played in the competition in 2020/21.

The club lost in a thrilling 11-10 penalty shootout to Villarreal in May 2021.

Last season United played in the Champions League, but were knocked out in the Last 16 by Atletico Madrid.

This year’s Europa League begins on September 8, but first up we’ve got the group stage draw.

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Who could Man Utd face in the Europa League draw?

Man Utd are seeded in Pot 1 alongside Roma, Arsenal, Lazio, Braga, Red Star Belgrade, Dynamo Kiev and Olympiacos so cannot be drawn against any of those teams.

Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other, so the Gunners are out of the question in two different ways at this stage.

Taking out teams in Pot 1, these are the teams United could face in the group stage draw:

  • Nantes (FRA)
  • Monaco (FRA)
  • Rennes (FRA)
  • Real Sociedad (ESP)
  • Real Betis (ESP)
  • Union Berlin (GER)
  • Freiburg (GER)
  • Feyenoord (NED)
  • PSV Eindhoven (NED)
  • Sturm Graz (AUT)
  • Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL)
  • FC Midtjylland (DEN)
  • Qarabag (AZE)
  • Trabzonspor (TUR)
  • Bodø/Glimt (NOR)
  • FC Zurich (SWI)
  • Ferencvaros (HUN)
  • AEK Larnaca (CYP)
  • Ludogorets (BUL)
  • HJK Helsinki (FIN)
  • FC Sheriff (MOL)
  • Fenerbahce (TUR)
  • Omonia Nicosia (CYP)
  • Malmo (SWE)
Arsenal cannot be drawn vs Man Utd at this stage

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Arsenal cannot be drawn vs Man Utd at this stageCredit: GETTY

When is the Europa League draw?

  • The Europa League group stage draw is set to take place on Friday, August 26.
  • It is scheduled to get underway at 12pm UK time – 1pm local time.
  • Istanbul, Turkey will be where the draw is being hosted which is where Liverpool famously beat AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final.

How can I watch the Europa League draw?

  • The Europa League group stage draw will be shown LIVE on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
  • Subscription members of BT Sport can also stream all the action via the BT Sport app or BT Sport website.
  • UEFA will be streaming the entire action from their official website too.
  • And BT Sport’s YouTube channel will be showing it FREE.

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