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The group stages of the 2022-23 Europa League will be a tough one for Manchester United.

After finishing sixth in the league last season, United were entered into Friday's draw for the return of the European competition, where they will face off against a team that made their return to European competition a year ago.

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Real Sociedad, Sheriff Tiraspol and Omonia Nicosia are standing in the way of the team progressing to the knockout stages.

It will be the first appearance in the Europe's second-tier club competition for the 19-year-old since 2002, when he was a teenager.

The Sheriff will be looking to repeat their giant-killing heroics against United this term, as they did against Real Madrid last season. Group E will also see a return to Manchester for David Silva, who left Manchester City in the middle of his 10 years there.

Group A includes PSV, Bodo/Glimt and FC Lausanne.

During his five-year spell as a player at United, Van Nistelrooy enjoyed a fierce rivalry with the club's north London rivals, which culminated in him missing a penalty against them in the 2003 FA Cup final.

In Group C, the Conference League winners will face off against Real Betis, and in LaLiga, the winner will face off against the loser of the game.

The group stages of the Europa League will be held in September and November. The final of the knockout stages is scheduled to take place in Hungary on May 31,23.

Group A includes PSV Eindhoven, Bodo/Glimt, and FC Zurich.

Group B includes Fenerbahce, AEK Larnaca, and Rennes.

Group C includes AS Roma, Ludogorets and Real Betis.

Group D includes Union Berlin and St Gilloise.

Group E includes Manchester United, Real Sociedad, and Omonoia.

Group F includes Lazio and Midtjylland.

Qarabag (Azerbaijan) is in Group G with OLYMPIAKOS.

Group H includes Red Star Belgrade, AS Monaco, Ferencvaros, and Ankara.