Manchester United and Manchester City could face interesting opponents in the upcoming Champions League group stages adding an element of excitement and anticipation to the draw of the UEFA Champions League.
The draw for the 2023/24 Champions League group stages is set to take place on August 31, 2023. It will commence at 5 pm UK time. The event will be streaming on UEFA’s official website and YouTube channel. Moreover, TNT Sport will also broadcast the event live from Monaco.
During the draw for the 2023/24 Champions League group stages, the participating teams will be allocated into eight groups, with each group consisting of four teams. Rankings decide the Pot placement. Pot One includes the highest-ranked teams while Pot Four has the lowest-ranked. United is in Pot 2. Pot one comprises the previous season’s Champions League and Europa League winners and champions from top European leagues. Additionally, The draw kicks off by selecting teams from pot one, followed by pots two, three, and four.
A group will not have teams from the same country. This rule is in place to encourage diversity and competition within the groups. Furthermore, the precise dates for the matches during the group stage are to be finalized and officially announced on the very same day as the draw event. Furthermore, this ensures that teams and fans can immediately mark their calendars with the upcoming fixtures.
Potential opponents for city and united
Moreover, In terms of potential opponents, Manchester City, who are the reigning European and English champions, are part of pot one. Manchester United are in pot two. 26 teams already secured their positions in the group stages. There are six spots that remain to be filled through play-off matches. These play-off matches will determine which teams ultimately complete the roster for the group stage of the tournament.
For Manchester City, Pot One Teams include Sevilla, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain, Benfica, and Feyenoord. For Manchester United, Pot Two Teams consist of Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, and Porto.