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MAN UTD DRAWN WITH JUVE

Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford this season as Juventus have been paired with Manchester United in Group H of the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho's side were drawn from pot two to face the Serie A champions, who signed former Red Devils and Real Madrid star Ronaldo this summer.

The Italian and English giants will compete with third seed Valencia and then Swiss side Young Boys.

United were knocked out at the second round of the competition last season by Sevilla and have not won the competition since Ronaldo helped fire them to success over Chelsea in 2008.

Ronaldo won four Champions League crowns in his nine-year spell in Spain since then and Juve are hoping last season's top scorer can continue dominate the continent after arriving in Turin.

But the Italian side will have to unseat Real Madrid from the throne they have held for the past three years first.

The reigning champions may be without their star player or coach from last year, but they will be aiming to go all the way once again. Julen Lopetegui's men begin their defence in Group G, where they will face Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen.

Group B looks to be particularly tough, as Barcelona take on Tottenham, PSV and Inter, while last year's finalists Liverpool have no easy task in taking on Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.

Meanwhile, Premier League champions Manchester City are in Group F with Shakhtar, Lyon and Hoffenheim and in Group A, Europa League winners Atletico Madrid will take on Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Club Brugge.

German giants Bayern Munich are with Benfica, Ajax and AEK Athens in Group E, and Lokomotiv Moscow were the first seed for Group D and will take on Porto, Schalke and Galatasaray.

Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich are with Benfica, Ajax Amsterdam and AEK Athens in Group E, with the first three teams winning the title of Champions of Europe 11 times between them.

The first set of matches in the group stage are scheduled to be played on September 18 and 19.

There are six match-days in the group stage and it will conclude on December 11 and 12.

Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford this season as Juventus have been paired with Manchester United in Group H of the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho's side were drawn from pot two to face the Serie A champions, who signed former Red Devils and Real Madrid star Ronaldo this summer.

The Italian and English giants will compete with third seed Valencia and then Swiss side Young Boys.

United were knocked out at the second round of the competition last season by Sevilla and have not won the competition since Ronaldo helped fire them to success over Chelsea in 2008.

Ronaldo won four Champions League crowns in his nine-year spell in Spain since then and Juve are hoping last season's top scorer can continue dominate the continent after arriving in Turin.

But the Italian side will have to unseat Real Madrid from the throne they have held for the past three years first.

The reigning champions may be without their star player or coach from last year, but they will be aiming to go all the way once again. Julen Lopetegui's men begin their defence in Group G, where they will face Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen.

Group B looks to be particularly tough, as Barcelona take on Tottenham, PSV and Inter, while last year's finalists Liverpool have no easy task in taking on Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.

Meanwhile, Premier League champions Manchester City are in Group F with Shakhtar, Lyon and Hoffenheim and in Group A, Europa League winners Atletico Madrid will take on Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Club Brugge.

German giants Bayern Munich are with Benfica, Ajax and AEK Athens in Group E, and Lokomotiv Moscow were the first seed for Group D and will take on Porto, Schalke and Galatasaray.

Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich are with Benfica, Ajax Amsterdam and AEK Athens in Group E, with the first three teams winning the title of Champions of Europe 11 times between them.

The first set of matches in the group stage are scheduled to be played on September 18 and 19.

There are six match-days in the group stage and it will conclude on December 11 and 12.

Group stage draw in full:

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge.

Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan.

Group C: Paris St-Germain, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade.

Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray.

Group E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athen.

Group F: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim.

Group G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen.

Group H: Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young Boys.

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