Erik ten Hag’s first foray into European football at Manchester United includes a trip to Moldova and matches against Real Sociedad and Neil Lennon’s Omonia.
The Europa League group stage draw also brought Arsenal a meeting with Ruud van Nistelrooy’s PSV Eindhoven, who were knocked out of Champions League qualifiers by Rangers. Bodø/Glimt from Norway and Zurich complete the Group A line-up for Mikel Arteta’s team.
United will face Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova, who won a remarkable 2-1 win against Real Madrid in the Champions League last season. Tiraspol is the capital of the unrecognized Russian-backed state of Transnistria.
Cypriot club Omonia has had Lennon, a former Celtic manager, at the helm since March.
West Ham meets Anderlecht in the group stage of the Europa Conference League. The two clubs played in the final of the 1975/76 European Cup Winners’ Cup when the Belgian side won 4-2 in Brussels. David Moyes’ squad also faces Romanian FCSB from Bucharest and Danish Silkeborg in Group B. FCSB was previously known as Steaua Bucharest, European champion in 1986.
Hearts has a tough section in Group A, against Istanbul Basaksehir, Fiorentina and Latvian champion RFS. Basaksehir’s roster includes former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil and Aston Villa mercenary Bertrand Traoré.