MANCHESTER UNITED meet old foe David Silva as they land Real Sociedad in the Europa League.
Erik ten Hag’s side will also face Sheriff and Omonoia in Group E.
The showdown with the Spanish Sociedad and their ex-City magician Silva is the highlight of the group.
Cypriot team Omonoia is managed by ex-Leicester midfielder Neil Lennon.
Moldovan team Sheriff, who beat Real Madrid last season, complete the group.
They will be desperate to find their best form soon – and some European victories could bring some much-needed confidence.
Due to the World Cup in November, the six games are packed into three blocks of consecutive game weeks.
These will be played on September 8th and 15th, October 6th and 13th, then October 27th and November 3rd.
The Puskas Arena in Hungary will host next year’s final on May 31st.
After finishing sixth in the Prem, the giants find themselves back on a grueling Thursday-Sunday schedule as they attempt to battle their way through Europe’s secondary competition once again.
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A place in the final in 2021 saw a heartbreaking final defeat by Villarreal.
David de Gea missed the crucial penalty kick to present the LaLiga side with the trophy.
On the same day United celebrated in 1999 when they won the Champions League and Treble, everything fell flat 22 years later.
It was only their own fault that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side didn’t finish the game in the second half.
Last season, the Red Devils temporarily returned to the Champions League.
Their dreams were shattered as they were stunned at Old Trafford as Atletico Madrid reached the Round of 16.
United have signed four players so far this summer – Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro.
They started the campaign on a sad note, losing 2-1 to Brighton before being humiliated in a 4-0 loss to Brentford.
But they showed signs of life in Monday night’s 2-1 win over Liverpool, a result that will give them confidence heading into St Mary’s this weekend where they take on Southampton.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6083656/man-utd-real-sociedad-sheriff-omonoia-europa-league/ Man Utd face a showdown with City legend David Silva as the Red Devils take Real Sociedad, Sheriff and Omonia in the Europa League