Manchester United have been drawn into what looks to be a moderately tricky group in the Europa League. They have also been given some serious travelling to do, with away games in both Turkey and Ukraine.
The two biggest games will come against Fenerbahce, runners-up in the Turkish Super Lig. Fener are managed by the experienced Dick Advocaat and their squad includes former Manchester United title-winner Robin van Persie, former Liverpool own goal fiend Martin Skrtel, and the experienced Dutch international Gregory van der Wiel. Previous meetings between the clubs have been shared: United won 2-0 in Turkey in the 1996 Champions League, before losing 1-0 at Old Trafford; then, in 2004, United won 6-2 at home before losing 3-0 away.
Beyond Turkey, United will be playing Feyenoord, who finished third in last season's Eredivisie. They also have a couple of ex-Liverpool players knocking around: veteran forward Dirk Kuyt and back-up goalkeeper Brad Jones. United have played Feyenoord twice before, winning 2-1 at home and 3-1 away in the 1997 Champions League.
The group is completed by Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk, a new opponent for United. The one-time winners of the Ukrainian second division finished fourth in the Ukrainian Premier League last season, and while they are normally centred in the eastern city of Luhansk, the ongoing war in the Donbass region means they are currently playing in Zaporizhia. An unexpected awayday for the hardcore, there.