Date: 30th August 2012 at 5:42pm
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Having crashed out at the group stages of last year’s competition, will hope for better luck in the this season.

Last year were placed in a group with Benfica, FC Basel and Otelul Galati and whilst many expected United to ease through their group, we only managed wins in the two ties with Galati.

A defeat to FC Basel in the final group game signalled United’s exit, and to make matters worse picked up a season ending injury.

This year United will hope for better luck on the continent having been grouped with SC Braga, Galatasaray and CFR Cluj  in Group H. Whilst the group isn’t the hardest we will need to guard against complacency as many will have said the same thing following last season’s draw.

Other notable draws see returning to Manchester as City are paired with Real as well as Borussia , whilst champions were paired with Italian champions and face a tough trip to the Ukraine to face Shakhtar.