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Manchester United drawn against Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig in Champions League group stage

United are in the toughest Champions League group, but at least we get to see Rafael again

Manchester United, back in the Champions League after a year in the Europa League, were drawn in Group H against last season’s runners-up Paris Saint-Germain, whom they knocked out in 2018/19.

Also joining them — making what many feel is the toughest group in this year's tournament — are RB Leipzig and Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir.

United had only been drawn with PSG on one previous occasion, prevailing in the most dramatic of circumstances over two legs in 2018/19 with Marcus Rashford’s stoppage-time penalty earning victory on the away goals rule, with the teams tied 3-3 on aggregate.

This will be the first time United will line up against RB Leipzig, who made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season, after eliminating Tottenham and Atletico Madrid in the knockout rounds.

Istanbul Basaksehir are newcomers to the Champions League and have never faced the United but they do have former Reds full-back Rafael in their ranks.

2020/21 Champions League group stage draw in full:

Group A: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow.

Group B: Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Monchengladbach.

Group C: Porto, Manchester City, Olympiacos, Marseille.

Group D: Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland.

Group E: Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes.

Group F: Zenit, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge.

Group G: Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kyiv, Ferencvaros.

Group H: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, RB Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksehir.

The exact fixtures will not be released until Friday evening but these are the matchday dates for your calendar:

Matchday 1: 20/21 October

Matchday 2: 27/28 October

Matchday 3: 3/4 November

Matchday 4: 24/25 November

Matchday 5: 1/2 December

Matchday 6: 8/9 December