Europa League draw: Manchester United face Kazakhstan trip as Celtic draw Cluj again

Arsenal draw Eintracht Frankfurt; Wolves get Besiktas; Rangers play Porto

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during Manchester United's match vs Cardiff City at Old Trafford
Image: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces long trips to Kazakhstan and Serbia

Manchester United face a gruelling Europa League group-stage trip to Kazakhstan while Celtic have a rematch against Cluj, who eliminated them from the Champions League.

United have been drawn in Group L and will face Astana of Kazakhstan, Serbian side Partizan Belgrade and AZ Alkmaar of the Netherlands.

United will have to endure a 6,000-mile round trip to Astana, who are based in Kazakhstan's capital city Nur-Sultan, and fans taking the journey can expect a flight time of at least nine hours one-way.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery
Image: Arsenal head coach Unai Emery will be looking to win the competition for a fourth time

There are fewer travel issues for last season's runners-up Arsenal who take on Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege and Portuguese side Vitoria in Group F.

Arsenal were defeated in May's final by Chelsea in Baku, but they will be expected to progress from the group despite it containing last season's semi-finalists Frankfurt.

The other Premier League side in the draw Wolves will play Besiktas, Braga and Slovan Bratislava in Group K in their first European campaign since 1980.

Nuno Espirito Santo
Image: Wolves will be playing in European competition for the first time in 39 years

Wolves reached the group stages perfectly, winning all six of their qualifying matches including a 5-3 aggregate win over Italian side Torino.

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Scottish champions Celtic will get a chance for revenge against their Champions League conquerors Cluj of Romania with both teams drawn together in Group E alongside Lazio and Rennes.

Neil Lennon's side were stunned by the Romanian champions this month as they lost 5-4 on aggregate in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

Cluj's Ciprian Deac celebrates his opening goal vs Celtic 0:43
Neil Lennon is thrilled with Celtic's Europa League draw that includes the chance to 'exact some retribution' to the team who knocked them out of the Champions League, Cluj.

Rangers have been given a tough group as they will face Porto, Feyenoord and Young Boys of Switzerland in Group G.

Steven Gerrard's side have been ordered to close a 3,000-seat section for their first Europa League group game at Ibrox as punishment for sectarian chanting against Legia Warsaw last week.

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard is seen at full time during the Ladbrokes Premier League match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on August 04, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.
Image: Steven Gerrard will take his Rangers side to Portugal, Switzerland and the Netherlands

One of the bookmakers' favourites for the competition, Sevilla, have been drawn to face Azerbaijan side Qarabag who defeated Linfield in the play-off round.

The final of this season's Europa League takes place in the Polish city of Gdansk on 27 May.

Europa League draw in full

Group A: Sevilla, APOEL, Qarabag, Dudelange

Group B: Dynamo Kiev, Copenhagen, Malmo, Lugano

Group C: Basel, Krasnodar, Getafe, Trabzonspor

Group D: Sporting Lisbon, PSV Eindhoven, Rosenborg, LASK

Group E: Lazio, Celtic, Rennes, Cluj

Group F: Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege, Vitoria

Group G: Porto, Young Boys, Feyenoord, Rangers

Group H: CSKA Moscow, Ludogorets, Espanyol, Ferencvaros

Group I: Wolfsburg, Gent, Saint-Etienne, Oleksandriya

Group J: Roma, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, Wolfsberger

Group K: Besiktas, Braga, Wolves, Slovan Bratislava

Group L: Manchester United, Astana, Partizan Belgrade, AZ Alkmaar

2019-20 Europa League group stage selected fixtures

Matchday one:

September 19

Rennes vs Celtic

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal

Rangers vs Feyenoord

Wolves vs Braga

Manchester United vs Astana

Matchday two:

October 3

Celtic vs Cluj

Arsenal vs Standard Liege

Young Boys vs Rangers

Besiktas vs Wolves

AZ Alkmaar vs Manchester United

Matchday three:

October 24

Celtic vs Lazio

Arsenal vs Vitoria

Porto vs Rangers

Slovan Bratislava vs Wolves

Partizan Belgrade vs Manchester United

Matchday four:

November 7

Lazio vs Celtic

Vitoria vs Arsenal

Rangers vs Porto

Wolves vs Slovan Bratislava

Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade

Matchday five:

November 28

Celtic vs Rennes

Arsenal vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Feyenoord vs Rangers

Braga vs Wolves

Astana vs Manchester United

Matchday six:

December 12

Cluj vs Celtic

Standard Liege vs Arsenal

Rangers vs Young Boys

Wolves vs Besiktas

Manchester United vs Alkmaar

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