UCL draw: Utd face Bayern; PSG get tough group

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Manchester United have been drawn against Bayern Munich in this season’s Champions League group stage, while Paris Saint-Germain will be forced to navigate what looks to be the toughest group in the competition.

United return to the Champions League after missing out last season and were drawn in Group A alongside Bayern, FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray.

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Bayern and United are familiar foes in the Champions League, most notably competing in the 1999 final when Sir Alex Ferguson’s United famously completed the Treble. The fixture will also mark Harry Kane‘s return to England after he left Tottenham to join Bayern earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Group F sees PSG needing to overcome Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan and Newcastle United as they still seek their first Champions League title.

Thursday’s draw, held in Monaco, is the final time a group-stage draw will take place, with UEFA expanding the competition next season to a 36-team format that includes one league table.

The group stages will begin on Sept. 19-20 and end on Dec. 12-13. The knockout stages will begin in February.

This season’s final will be held at Wembley Stadium, London on June 1.

Full UCL group-stage draw:

GROUP A: Bayern Munich, Manchester United, FC Copenhagen, Galatasaray
GROUP B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Lens
GROUP C: Napoli, Real Madrid, SC Braga, Union Berlin
GROUP D: Benfica, Inter Milan, FC Salzburg, Real Sociedad
GROUP E: Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic
GROUP F: PSG, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle United
GROUP G: Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, Young Boys
GROUP H: Barcelona, FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Royal Antwerp

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