Your guide to the 2022/23 Europa League draw

Wednesday 10 August 2022 09:49

The Europa League group-stage draw is set to take place on Friday 26 August and Manchester United will be among this season's top seeds.

UEFA’s ceremony will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, and it will be live streamed on their official website from 12:00 BST. We will also provide live updates in our United App and via

The 32 clubs are seeded into four groups of eight in line with the club coefficient rankings established at the season’s start. Teams from the same country cannot be drawn against each other.

In case you didn’t already know, this season’s group-stage will begin on 8 September and it will be completed by 3 November, ahead of the 2022/23 season taking a break for the World Cup.

Who will join us in the Europa League?


Eleven other sides have already booked their places in the group stages of next season's competition.


The group-stage draw will feature 32 clubs and at the time of writing there are 16 confirmed participants, with the rest set to come from the qualifying stages: 

Roma (ITA)
Manchester United (ENG)
Arsenal (ENG)
Lazio (ITA)
Braga (POR)
Feyenoord (NED)
Rennes (FRA)
Real Sociedad (ESP)
Monaco (FRA)
Real Betis (ESP)
Midtjylland (DEN)
Union Berlin (GER)
Freiburg (GER)
Nantes (FRA)
Sturm Graz (AUT)
Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL)

Matchday 1: 8 September 2022
Matchday 2: 15 September 2022
Matchday 3: 6 October 2022
Matchday 4: 13 October 2022
Matchday 5: 27 October 2022
Matchday 6: 3 November 2022


Knockout round play-offs: 16 & 23 February
Round of 16: 9 & 16 March 2023
Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023
Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023
Final: 31 May 2023

Who do we play around our European games?


Find out which sides United are lined up to face in the league before and after this season’s Europa League outings.


It will take place at Budapest's Puskas Arena on 31 May 2023.

Officially opened in 2019, the 65,000-capacity ground stands on the site of the old Hungarian national team stadium, which was also named in honour of former Honved and Real Madrid forward Ferenc Puskas.

This is the second UEFA final to be staged at the new arena, which previously hosted the 2020 UEFA Super Cup, where Bayern beat Sevilla 2-1 in the traditional season curtain-raiser.