Tough Draw For Manchester United as UEFA Holds Champions League Draws

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Manchester United on Thursday evening was handed a tough group in the UEFA Champions League group stage draws.

The Red Devils, after playing in the Europa League last season, qualified for the Champions League after finishing second in the Premier League last season; United got to the semi-finals of the Europa League, where they lost to Sevilla.

At the draws held at the RTS studios in Geneva, Manchester United, after been pooled in pot 2, were drawn into group H alongside French Champions PSG, Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir and German top guns RB Leipzig.

For other English club sides, Manchester City were placed into group C alongside Portuguese side Porto, Greek Champions Olympiacos, and Marseille

Chelsea didn’t have it much easy as well, with Europa League champions Sevilla, Russian side Krasnodar and Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais in group E.

Premier League champions Liverpool had the easiest draws of all the English teams with Ajax, Atalanta, and Midtjylland in group D.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich striker Roberto Lewandowski was named the UEFA player of the year after scoring 55 times in 47 games for the European Champions last season as they got to win the treble as well as the German and UEFA Super Cup recently.

Likewise, Bayern coach Hansi Flick was named the coach of the year while Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne won the Midfielder of the season.

Joshua Kimmich and Manuel Neuer won the defender and Goalkeeper of the season awards.

UEFA Champions League Group stage draw in full:

Group A: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow

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

Group C: Porto, Manchester City, Olympiacos, Marseille

Group D: Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland

Group E: Sevilla, Chelsea, FK Krasnodar, Rennes

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

Group G: Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kyiv, Ferencvaros

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

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