All four Champions League Pots are now confirmed

Wednesday 25 August 2021 14:41

All four pots for the Champions League group-stage draw have now been confirmed, revealing which clubs Manchester United could be paired against this season.

The UEFA ceremony will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 17:00 BST on Thursday (26 August) and we have known for some time that our possible Pot One opponents include the champions of Europe's elite leagues, plus the Europa League winners: Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Internazionale, Lille, Sporting Club and Villarreal.

Chelsea and Manchester City are also in Pot One as the reigning Champions League and Premier League winners, respectively, but teams of the same nationality cannot face each other at this stage of the historic competition.

Pots Two, Three and Four are based on UEFA's club coefficient ratings, and these have now been determined following the completion of the third qualifying round. United are seeded in Pot Two, so our group will be composed of one club each from Pots One, Three and Four.

Scroll down to see the four confirmed pots...

POT ONE

Atletico Madrid
Bayern Munich
Chelsea*
Internazionale
Lille
Manchester City* Sporting Club
Villarreal

*We cannot face sides from the same country at this stage of the competition.

POT TWO*

FC Barcelona
Borussia Dortmund
Juventus
Liverpool
Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid
Sevilla
UNITED

*As United are seeded in Pot Two, we will not face any clubs from this grouping.

POT THREE

Ajax
Atalanta
Benfica
RB Leipzig
FC Porto
RB Salzburg
Shakhtar Donetsk
Zenit St Petersburg

POT FOUR

Besiktas
Club Brugge
Dynamo Kyiv
Malmo
AC Milan
Sheriff
Wolfsburg
Young Boys

Follow our live coverage of the 2021/22 Champions League group-stage draw from 17:00 BST on Thursday.

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