Manchester United Handed Smooth Europa League Ride, Arsenal In Group A With PSV


Manchester United were handed Real Sociedad, Sheriff Tiraspol and Cyprus’ Omonoia in their Europa League group-stage campaign, while Arsenal were drawn alongside PSV Eindhoven.

Erik ten Hag’s side will face a reunion with Spanish team Sociedad, who they played in the 2020-21 Europa League knockout stages under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which United won 4-0 on aggregate.

Sheriff Tiraspol from Moldova famously beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu last season in the Champions League group stages, while Cypriot side Omonoia are currently managed by former Celtic captain and boss Neil Lennon

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners will host Dutch side PSV, who lost to Rangers in the Champions League play-off round on Wednesday night, along with Bodo/Glimt from Norway and Swiss team FC Zurich.

Arsenal and PSV last met in the 2007 Champions League, with the Dutch side stunning Arsene Wenger’s team 2-1 on aggregate in the last-16 knockout round.

Europa League group stage draw in full
Group A: Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Bodo/Glimt, FC Zurich

Group B: Dynamo Kyiv, Rennes, Fenerbahce, AEK Larnaca

Group C: AS Roma, Ludogorets, Real Betis, HJK

Group D: Braga, Malmo FF, Union Berlin, Union Saint-Gilloise

Group E: Manchester United, Real Sociedad, Sheriff Tiraspol, Omonoia

Group F: Lazio, Feyenoord, FC Midtjylland, Sturm Graz

Group G: Olympiakos, Qarabag, Freiburg, Nantes

Group H: Red Star Belgrade, Monaco, Ferencvaros, Trabzonspor


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