Europa League announce Manchester United group stage fixture dates

Europa League group stage draw: Manchester United discover Group E opponents

Europa League concluded a successful group stage draw, that was held this afternoon in Istanbul, and Manchester United, who are drawn in Group E, have discovered their opponents.

Man United finished 6th in the Premier League last season, as a result, they would compete in Europe in the tier 2 European competition. The likes of Man City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool, who finished in the top four last season, have been assigned to their respective Champions League.

Manchester United will battle for the first two positions in Group E against the likes of Real Sociedad, Sheriff Tiraspol and Omonia Nicosia of Cyprus.

United came up against Real Sociedad in the knockout stage two seasons ago in the Europa League and they won 4-0 in Spain but played a goalless draw at Old Trafford.

Both sides met in the Champions League group stage in 2013 and United still did not record a defeat against the Spanish side, winning 1-0 at Old Trafford and settling for a drab goalless draw in Spain.

United haven’t crossed parts with Moldovans side Sheriff Tiraspol in any competitive competition. Sheriff made their first Champions League appearance last season, when they stunned Real Madrid in Spain last season.

Manchester United Europa League Real Sociedad

Manchester United group stage fixture dates

Matchday 1: 8 September 2022

Matchday 2: 15 September 2022

Matchday 3: 6 October 2022

Matchday 4: 13 October 2022

Matchday 5: 27 October 2022

Matchday 6: 3 November 2022

In addition; Arsenal, who finished 5th in the league last season, also got a place in the Europa League group stage and they are obviously one of the favourites alongside United.

Group A:

FK Bodø/Glimt