Manchester United Champions League draw: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side learn 2020 group stage opponents

United will face PSG, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir

Tom Kershaw
Thursday 01 October 2020 17:48
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Manchester United were handed a treacherous draw in the Champions League, with last year’s finalists Paris Saint-Germain, semi-finalists RB Leipzig and Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the group stage.

United, who were knocked out in the Europa League semi-finals by Sevilla last season, earned their place in the Champions League with a third-placed finish in the Premier League .

When they last played in the competition in the 2018/19 season, United upset PSG in a famous victory in Paris as Marcus Rashford scored a penalty in the fourth minute of added time to reach the quarter-finals. However, United were comfortably beaten by Barcelona in the last eight, losing 4-0 on aggregate.

Leipzig are not as strong an outfit as last season, having sold striker Timo Werner to Chelsea for £53m, while Basaksehir’s squad features a hoard of ex-Premier League stars, including former Manchester United full-back Rafael.

Here is everything you need to know about United’s draw:

Manchester United’s Champions League draw

Seed 1: PSG

Seed 2: Manchester United

Seed 3: RB Leipzig

Seed 4: Istanbul Basaksehir

Draw in full

Group A: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzberg, Lokomotiv Moscow.

Group B: Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Monchengladbach.

Group C: FC Porto, Manchester City, Olympiakos, Marseille.

Group D: Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland.

Group E: Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes.

Group F: Zenit St Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge.

Group G: Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kyiv, Ferencvaros.

Group H: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United,  RB Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksehir.

Group stage schedule

20/21 October: Group stage, Matchday 1

27/28 October: Group stage, Matchday 2

3/4 November: Group stage, Matchday 3

24/25 November: Group stage, Matchday 4

1/2 December: Group stage, Matchday 5

8/9 December: Group stage, Matchday 6

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