Manchester United’s Champions League fixture schedule as Sofyan Amrabat’s importance detailed

Manchester United will kick off their 2023/2024 Champions League campaign with a trip to Bayern Munich in under three weeks&apos time.

United learned of their group for this season&aposs European competition on Thursday evening, having secured their place in the draw with a third-place finish in last season&aposs Premier League. Erik ten Hag&aposs side were placed in Pot 2 and drawn into Group A alongside the German champions.

Following them were FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray, who were crowned champions of the Danish and Turkish leagues respectively last season. United&aposs first home game of the group stages will take place against the latter on Tuesday, October 3.

United will be at home again for gameweek three, hosting FC Copenhagen on Tuesday, October 24 before then travelling to the Danish capital on Wednesday, November 8. They then travel to Galatasaray on Wednesday, November 29 before the final group game at home to Bayern on Tuesday, December 12.

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Rio Ferdinand believes Sofyan Amrabat&aposs positional intelligence and discipline will be crucial if Manchester United are to shore up their midfield.

Amrabat was United&aposs seventh and final signing of a busy summer transfer window, initially joining on a season-long loan from Fiorentina. The Serie A side will receive 10million for the season, while there is also an option to make the move permanent for 20m plus 5m add-ons.

Manager Erik ten Hag had been keen for further midfield reinforcements all summer, bookmarking his transfer business with arrivals in that area. Mason Mount was first through the door, joining in a 55m deal from Chelsea.