Manchester United were given a tough Europa League group on Friday, drawn with Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk.
Manager Jose Mourinho likened the draw to that of the Champions League, and will know that trips to Istanbul, Rotterdam and Ukraine cannot be taken lightly.In Zorya Luhansk, United face a trip into the unknown. The European debutants – who reached the play-offs in the last two years but failed to progress – are based in the east of the country, close to the border with Russia.
However, because of the war in that part of the country Jose Mourinho’s side are set to play at the Slavutych Arena in Zaporizhia, which is more centrally located.Claude Puel’s Southampton side, meanwhile, were given a dream draw in that they will face Inter Milan, the 2010 Champions League winners. Sparta Prague and Hapoel Beer-Sheva make up Group K.
Dundalk were drawn in Group D alongside Zenit St Petersburg, AZ Alkmaar and Maccabi Tel-Aviv.Games will be played from September 15 to December 8. The top two teams from each group are joined in the round-of-32 by the eight third-place teams from the Champions League groups.