Champions League draw: United face Bayern

Manchester United have learned the identity of their forthcoming opponents in the 2023-24 edition of the UEFA Champions League. Drawn into a tough looking Group A, United will be travelling to Germany, Denmark and Turkey to face Bayern Munich, FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray respectively.

They begin with the toughest assignment of all, the trip to Bavaria to face Harry Kane’s new employers at the Allianz Arena, followed by a couple of home ties against Galatasaray and FC Copenhagen in which they will hope to pick up maximum points.

The return tie in Copenhagen is followed by the tricky trip to Istanbul before Bayern visit Old Trafford. United will be hoping that they aren’t relying on getting a result from that final fixture in order to qualify for the knockout stages.

The full fixture details are as follows:

Wed 20/09/2023 20:00 A Bayern Munich
Tue 03/102023 20:00 H Galatasaray
Tue 24/102023 20:00 H FC Copenhagen
Wed 08/112023 20:00 A FC Copenhagen
Wed 29/11/2023 17:45 A Galatasaray
Tue 12/12/2023 20:00 H Bayern Munich

Bayern look to be the strongest team in the group and will be expected to take top spot. FC Copenhagen are likely to be the weakest, but are more than capable of springing a surprise result. Galatasaray have invested heavily over the summer and now boast a strong roster of forwards including United old-boy Wilfred Zaha, Mauro Icardi and Hakim Ziyech, as well as former Lyon trio Leo Dubois, Tete and Tanguy Ndombele. They will mount a strong challenge for second place in the group.