Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s Old Trafford revolution needed a return a the top table of the European game, and United will be tasked with pushing on this term.
United have won the European Cup three times before, and while they will be outsiders to take the crown off of Bayern Munich in 2020/21, Solskjaer and his side have built a reputation for beating big sides on the counter.
The Red Devils will enter this season’s competition at the group stages, and will be seeded in pot two in Thursday’s draw.
That leaves open the prospect of facing one of Europe’s top sides such as Bayern, PSG or Real Madrid – but there could be a good draw in there for Solskjaer.
Who could Man United face in the Champions League group stages?
Pot 1: Bayern Munich, Sevilla, Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG, Zenit St Petersburg, FC Porto | Cannot face Liverpool
Pot 2: Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Chelsea, Man City | Cannot face any
Pot 3 or 4 *: Dynamo Kyiv, RB Leipzig, Inter Milan, Olympiacos, Lazio, Atalanta, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille, Club Brugge, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, Rennes, Ferencvaros, Krasnodar, Red Bull Salzburg, FC Midtjylland.
Possible ‘Group of death’ draw: Bayern, Man United, Inter Milan, Marseille
* The final three participants will be decided via qualifiers, with the final pot three and four seedings to be confirmed once their identity is known.