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Manchester United face PSV, CSKA and Wolfsburg in the Champions League

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On their return to the Champions League, Manchester United have managed not to be drawn alongside anybody too terrifying.

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Manchester United are back in the Champions League, and Louis van Gaal will be relieved to have avoided most of Europe's superclubs. United were today drawn into Group B, alongside Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven, Russian side CSKA Moscow, and

Not that this is an easy group. PSV were Dutch champions last season, and though they sold their best player to, er, Manchester United, and their second-best player to Newcastle, they will almost certainly be able to choose from a platoon of young, technically-gifted starlets. CSKA Moscow caused Manchester City plenty of problems last season, and can call upon the wonderfully named Pontus Wernbloom.

As for Wolfsburg, well, there's two things here. One, let's just wait and see if they do sell Kevin Du Bruyne to Manchester City. And two, Nicklas Bendtner!

Thoughts? Delighted to have avoided Barcelona? Irritated not to be taking on one of the superpowers? Upset not to be making an adventurous jaunt to distant Astana or happening Tel Aviv?

Full draw

Group A

Pars Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Malmö

Group B

PSV, Manchester United, CSKA Moscow, VfL Wolfsburg

Group C

Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Galatasaray, Astana

Group D

Juventus, Manchester City, Sevilla, Borussia Mönchengladbach

Group E

Barcelona, Leverkusen, Roma, BATE

Group F

Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Olympiakos, Dinamo

Group G

Chelsea, Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Group H

Zenit St Petersburg, Valencia, Lyon, Gent