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Man Utd first potential opponents for Champions League group stage confirmed

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Donny van de Beek will not face former club Ajax in the group stage of the Champions League after the Dutch side were placed in pot two alongside Manchester United.

The Reds secured a return to the Europe’s top club competition on the final day of last season by defeating Leicester following a one-year absence. United reached the semi-final of the Europa League earlier this month but were beaten by eventual winners Sevilla.

United will find out their group stage opponents on October 1 during the official UEFA draw and their first potential opponents have been revealed after information was released on the first two pots.

Pot one consists of the holders, the UEFA Europa League winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked nations. Pots two to four are determined by the club coefficient rankings.

United have been placed in pot two alongside rivals Manchester City who were knocked out by Lyon in the quarter-finals of last season’s competition. Champions Liverpool are in pot one.

Champions League Pot One

Bayern Munich (Germany)
Juventus (Italy)
Liverpool (England)
Paris Saint-Germain (France)
Porto (Portugal)
Real Madrid (Spain)
Sevilla (Spain)
Zenit St Petersburg (Russia)

Champions League Pot Two

Ajax (Netherlands)
Atletico Madrid (Spain)
Barcelona (Spain)
Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
Chelsea (England)
Manchester City (England)
Manchester United (England)
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United made waves with the high-profile signing of Dutch wonder Donny van de Beek – and a lot is expected of him at Old Trafford.

With a new man to shine in the Norwegian’s XI, you certainly won’t want to miss a thing.

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Rules state teams competing in the same country cannot be drawn against each other in the group stage meaning United can face any of the team in pot one bar Liverpool.

The draw also establishes the groups for the UEFA Champions League path of the UEFA Youth League.

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