Europa League Draw: Turkish adventure awaits for United, Southampton draw Inter

Europa League Draw: Turkish adventure awaits for United, Southampton draw Inter

The draw for the group stage of 2016/17 Europa League took place in Monaco as the two Premier league sides Manchester United and Southampton learnt their face, who will be they facing this season.

The Red devils will face Turkish clubs Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk from Ukraine in Group A.

Southampton joined Inter Milan, Sparta Prague and Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Group K.

Mourinho’s men joined 47 other teams in the hat, as the 12 groups of four were confirmed.


Group A: Manchester United, Fenerbahce, Feyenoord, Zorya

Group B: Olympiakos, APOEL, Young Boys, FC Astana

Group C: Anderlecht, Saint-Etienne, Mainz, Qabala

Group D: Zenit St Petersburg, AZ Alkmaar, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Dundalk

Group E: Viktoria Plzen, Roma, Austria Vienna, Astra Giurgiu

Group F: Athletic Bilbao, Genk, Rapid Vienna, Sassuolo

Group G: Ajax, Standard Liege, Celta Vigo, Panathinaikos

Group H: Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga, Gent, Konyaspor

Group I: Schalke, FC Salzburg, Krasnodar, Nice

Group J: Fiorentina, PAOK Salonika, Liberec, Qarabag

Group K: Inter Milan, Sparta Prague, Southampton, Hapoel Be’er Sheva

Group L: Villarreal, Steaua Bucharest, Zurich, Osmanlispor

The Red Devils earned their place in the competition after their fifth place finish in the Premier League last season under Louis van Gaal and it’s the first time they have ever featured in the group stage.

United were seeded in Pot 1 for the draw, owing to their UEFA club coefficient, which means that they were certain to avoid a number of big-name teams, such as Internazionale, Fiorentina, Athletic Bilbao, Schalke and Zenit Saint Petersburg.

They had the prospect to face teams from pots 2,3 and 4, with the likes of Standard Liege, Celta Vigo, Nice, Mainz and Feyenoord remained their possible opponents.

The Europa League group phase kicks off on Thursday, September 15 and runs until December 8. Here’s when each matchday will take place:

Matchday one: September 15

Matchday two: September 29

Matchday three: October 20

Matchday four: November 3   

Matchday five: November 24

Matchday six: December 8



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