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The draw Man Utd were hoping for

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Van Gaal will be content with United's Group B draw
Van Gaal will be content with United's Group B draw

Manchester United avoided all the big hitters in the Champions League draw and they will fancy their chances of making progress after being placed in Group B alongside PSV Eindhoven, CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg.

Even though United boss Louis van Gaal claimed he top teams in Pot 1 would have been keen to avoid United, he will be delighted to have side-stepped early meetings with defending champions Barcelona and German giants Bayern Munich.

The trip to Eindhoven will see Memphis Depay make a swift return to the club he left to join United earlier this summer, while games against CSKA Moscow German side Wolfsburg - who are likely to be without Man City transfer target Kevin De Bruyne - should ease offer them a passage to the last 16.

United will be in action on the first night of Champions League action, as they will take on PSV in Eindhoven:

Here is how twitter reacted to United's draw: