Erik Ten Hag’s first taste of European football in Manchester United Includes a trip to Moldova and matches against Real Sociedad and Neil Lennon Omonoya.
The Europa League group stage draw also led to Arsenal’s meeting with PSV Eindhoven’s Ruud van Nistelrooy, who was defeat UEFA Champions League Qualifiers by Rangers. Bodo/Glimt of Norway and Zurich completed the first group lineup for Mikel Arteta’s team.
United’s match in Moldova is against Sharif Tiraspol, who scored a stunning 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League last season. Tiraspol is the capital Unrecognized country backed by Russia Transnistria.
Cypriot club Omonoya has coached Lennon, the former Celtic coach, since March.
West Ham will meet Anderlecht in the group stage Europa Conference League. The two teams played in the 1975-1976 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final, when the Belgian team won 4-2 in Brussels. David Moyes’ team also faces Romania’s FCSB based in Bucharest and Denmark’s Silkeborg in Group B. Previously known as Steaua Bucharest, European Champion in 1986.
Hearts has a tough looking division in Group A, playing with Istanbul’s Basaksehir, Fiorentina and the Latvian champions. Basaksehir group includes the first team Arsenal Midfielder Mesut Ozil and loaned Aston Villa Bertrand Traore.
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