We’ve seen a summer full of action these past few months for the Red Devils, with the Premier League in full force and the transfer window moving players around left, right and centre.
However, it’s now time to move our focus to the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League, with the group stage draw being announced on August 31, 2023 at 5 pm BST.
A total of 32 teams from four pots of eight will be drawn into a total of eight groups of four teams.
Twenty-six of these clubs are given direct entry into the draw, while six more clubs will join following the qualifiers.
UEFA has already announced the pots for the 2023/24 Champions League group stage draw, and Manchester United has found themselves in the second pot against the likes of teams like Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
The pots are as follows:
Pot 1: Manchester City, Sevilla, Barcelona, Napoli, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Benfica, Feyenoord
Pot 2: Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, Port, Arsenal
Pot 3: Shakhtar Donetsk, Salzburg, AC Milan, Braga, Lazio, Red Star Belgrade, PSV, FC Copenhagen
Pot 4: Real Sociedad, Galatasaray, Celtic, Newcastle United, Union Berlin, Lens, Antwerp, Young Boys
The draw today will place one team from each pot into a four-team group, which means there are various combinations that Manchester United could end up in.
However, teams from the same association cannot be drawn together in the group stages.
So, what are the best and worst UCL groups the Red Devils could be put in?
Here are our thoughts:
Bayern Munich, Manchester United, AC Milan, Galatasaray
Feyenoord, Manchester United, Red Star Belgrade, Young Boys
These ‘best and worst’ groups determine the Red Devils’ fate and how ‘beatable’ we believe these teams are for the club.
But what do you think? Do you agree with these groups? Let us know your opinion below.