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Confirmed Europa League dates and rivals for Manchester United 2022/23 diary

Man United will be hoping to advance far in the competition in Erik ten Hag’s first season at the club.

Manchester United will be trying to win the Europa League after missing out on Champions League football last season.

 

The major goal for the season will be to finish in the top four of the Premier League, but Europe’s second-tier competition offers a backdoor route to the big time. United last won the Europa League under former manager Jose Mourinho five years ago.

 

He will compete in the competition this time after leading Roma to victory in the first Europa Conference League. Feyenoord, another finalist, is also in the running.

 

Arsenal, who finished sixth in the Premier League by 11 points last season, is also in this year’s competition. Lazio, Braga, Rennes, Real Sociedad, Real Betis, Union Berlin, Freiburg, and Nantes join them.

 

Strum Graz, Union Saint-Gilloise, Qarabag, Red Star Belgrade, Dynamo Kyiv, and Midtjylland are also in the group stages. Fenerbahce, Hearts, Olympiacos, and Shamrock Rovers are among the notable names in the final ten play-off matches for a place in the group stages.

 

The draw for the group stages, which begin on September 8, will take place on August 26 at 12:00 in Istanbul, Turkey. Matchday Two is on September 15, with United also playing on October 6, 13, and 27. The group stages will conclude on November 3 due to the World Cup’s compressed schedule.

 

If United finishes second in their group, they will have to compete in an extra play-off knockout phase against the eight teams who finished third in their Champions League group.

 

The home and away legs will be held on February 16 and 23. If United wins their group, they would advance directly to the final 16, which will be held on March 9 and 16.

 

The quarter-finals will be held on April 13 and 20, followed by the semi-finals on May 11 and 18. On May 31, the final will be hosted in the 65,000-capacity Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary.

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