Manchester United have been told their fate in the UEFA Champions League this season as they will take on Bayern Munich, Copenhagen, and Galatasaray in this season’s group stage.

The group is certainly not an easy one, Bayern represents a tough challenge for Erik ten Hag’s side.

As well as this, Galatasaray have a rather intimidating atmosphere that the Red Devils will certainly not be used to.

Copenhagen, too, are certainly an unknown prospect and the Danish side have Rasmus Hojlund’s brothers on their books.

If you choose to be positive, the last time Bayern Munich and a Danish side were in the same group as United, the Red Devils won the treble.

Bayern Muenchen v Manchester United - Friendly Match
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Bayern Munich reaction

The last time United faced Bayern Munich in the Champions League was back in 2014 in the quarter-final.

A 1-1 draw at Old Trafford was followed up by a 3-1 defeat to the German side at the Allianz Arena.

Thomas Muller, who was one of the goalscorers on that night in Munich, has spoken about his excitement about playing United.

“We’ve got some big clashes with three clubs from top cities,” the German forward told Bayern’s official website.

“Manchester United are an entity in world football. They have a former Bayern reserves coach in Erik ten Hag.”

How will United fare

The group represents challenges but after Ten Hag’s side beat Barcelona deservedly in the Europa League and have beaten all of the Premier League’s big six at Old Trafford, they surely can be confident.

If United were to get out of this group, whether it’s first or second in the group, then who knows what could happen?

This is an exciting time for United fans and if they can complete the business that they are expected to, then they should be confident of their progress into the last 16 of the Champions League.