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Man United drawn against Bayern Munich in Champions League group stages

by Red Billy

Manchester United have been drawn in a group with Bayern Munich in Champions League Group A.

United famously played Bayern in the 1999 final, which the Red Devils won 2-1 to clinch a historic treble.

Since then, the two sides have met eight times, with United victors on only one occasion.

That was in 2010, but Bayern ran out aggregate victors over two legs on that occasion, too.

Facing Bayern will not mean the return to Old Trafford of Marcel Sabitzer, who was loaned from the Bundesliga club last season. He has moved to Borussia Dortmund this summer.

It will also mean facing Harry Kane, who joined the Bavarians from Spurs this summer. It is also a return for United manager Erik ten Hag to his former club, where he managed the B side.

United and Bayern will be joined in Group A by Turkish side, Galatasaray.

That could also mean a familiar face, with former Red Wilfred Zaha having joined them from Crystal Palace this summer.

Former Chelsea man Hakim Ziyech also plays for Gala.

FC Copenhagen are also in group A.

United have met the Danes three times, winning every match.

On paper, the key to the group will be performances against Galatasaray. Trips to Turkey are notoriously difficult.

United can take confidence in the fact they have only once lost to the Istanbul side, having won three and drawn two. However, that loss was on the last occasion the two sides met, 11 years ago.

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