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Erik ten Hag’s first taste of European football at Manchester United includes a trip to Moldova and matches against Real Sociedad and Neil Lennon’s Omonoia.

The Europa League group stage draw also brought Arsenal a meeting with Ruud van Nistelrooy’s PSV Eindhoven, who were knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers by Rangers. Bodø/Glimt of Norway and Zurich complete the lineup in Group A for Mikel Arteta’s team.

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Europa League group stage draw and dates

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Group A Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Bodø/Glimt, Zurich
Group B Dynamo Kyiv, Rennes, Fenerbahce, AEK Larnaca
Group C Roma, Ludogorets, Real Betis, HJK Helsinki
Group D Braga, Malmö, Union Berlin, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise
Group E Manchester United, Real Sociedad, Sheriff, Omonoia
Group F Lazio, Feyenoord, Midtylland, Sturm Graz
Group G Olympiakos, Qarabag, Freiburg, Nantes
Group H Red Star Belgrade, Monaco, Ferencvaros, Trabzonspor

Matchday one 8 September 2022
Matchday two 15 September 2022
Matchday three 6 October 2022
Matchday four 13 October 2022
Matchday five 27 October 2022
Matchday six 3 November 2022

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United’s game in Moldova is against Sheriff Tiraspol, who pulled off a remarkable 2-1 win at Real Madrid in the Champions League last season. Tiraspol is the capital of the unrecognised Russia-backed state of Transnistria.

The Cypriot club Omonoia have had Lennon, a former Celtic manager, in charge since March.

West Ham will meet Anderlecht in the group stage of the Europa Conference League. The two clubs played in the 1975-76 European Cup Winners’ Cup final when the Belgian side won 4-2 in Brussels. David Moyes’s side also face Romania’s Bucharest-based FCSB and the Danish team Silkeborg in Group B. FCSB were previously known as Steaua Bucharest, European champions in 1986.

Hearts have a tough-looking section in Group A, playing Istanbul Basaksehir, Fiorentina and the Latvian champions RFS. Basaksehir’s squad includes the former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil and the Aston Villa loanee Bertrand Traoré.

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Europa Conference League groups and dates

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Group A Istanbul Basaksehir, Fiorentina, Hearts, RFS
Group B West Ham, FCSB, Anderlecht, Silkeborg
Group C Villarreal, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Austria Wien, Lech Poznan
Group D Partizan, Köln, Nice, Slovacko
Group E AZ Alkmaar, Apollon Limassol, Vaduz, Dnipro-1
Group F Gent, Molde, Shamrock Rovers, Djurgården
Group G Slavia Praha, CFR Cluj, Sivasspor, Ballkani
Group H Basel, Slovan Bratislava, Zalgiris Vilnius, Pyunik

Matchday one 8 September
Matchday two 15 September
Matchday three 6 October
Matchday four 13 October
Matchday five 27 October
Matchday six 3 November

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