Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho is welcoming the challenge he will face in the Europa League group stages.
United were grouped with Fenerbache, Feyernoord and FC Zorya in the difficult group A.
And Mourinho believes the pool is one that would normally appear in the Champions League due to the quality of the teams and feels United fans will relish such games.
“It’s good for us because we think we’re in the Champions League. There are very similar groups in the Champions League,” he said.
“We know it’s difficult but I think it’s good. It’s good for those who maybe weren’t looking forward to Thursday nights at Old Trafford.
“It’s good for the competition, which doesn’t have the glamour of the Champions League, that Manchester United are playing against clubs of the history of Feyenoord and Fenerbahce. It’s big to play in Rotterdam, Istanbul.”