Manchester United will get their Champions League campaign underway with an away trip to Paris Saint-Germain.
The draw for the group stages of Europe’s top competition was held in Geneva on Thursday with United being drawn in Group H, which has been dubbed the ‘Group of Death,’ alongside last year’s runners up PSG, last year’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig and newcomers Istanbul Basaksehir.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side now know in which order they will face their opponents and it couldn’t get off to a tougher start, with a trip to face the French champions in Paris on October 20.
However, United will take confidence from the fact that their last visit to Le Parc des Princes ended in an historic and improbable comeback victory to knock PSG out of the last 16 in the 2018/19 season.
United will welcome Bundesliga side Leipzig to Old Trafford the following week on October 28 before travelling to Istanbul to face Basaksehir on November 4.
Due to the truncated nature of the season, three sets of fixtures will be played within three weeks of each other, with a two week break before the reverse fixtures are then played in another three week block.
Basaksehir will make the trip to Manchester on November 24 and then PSG will also visit Old Trafford on December 2. United’s group stage fixtures will come to a conclusion with the away match in Leipzig on December 8.
UEFA have made allowances should COVID impact the Champions League group stage. Games can be played as late as January 28 should the virus derail the planned calendar and delay matches.
If it not possible to complete the group stage within this window, then a committee will be tasked with deciding which clubs qualify for the knockout stages.
The full fixture list is as follows:
- PSG vs United. Tuesday, October 20. KO: 8pm.
- United vs RB Leipzig. Wednesday, October 28. KO: 8pm.
- Istanbul Basaksehir vs United. Wednesday, November 4. KO: 5:55pm.
- United vs Istanbul Basaksehir. Tuesday, November 24. KO: 8pm.
- United vs PSG. Wednesday, December 2. KO: 8pm.
- RB Leipzig vs United. Tuesday, December 8. KO: 8pm.