Govan return for Sir Alex

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Manchester United and Rangers have been drawn together in Group C of the Champions League in Thursday's draw in Monaco.

That means a return to Glasgow for Red Devils boss and Govan native Sir Alex Ferguson, while Gers boss Walter Smith will be making a return to Old Trafford, having briefly worked as Ferguson's assistant prior to his stint in charge of Scotland.

Spanish side Valencia and Turkey's Bursaspor make up the group.

United and Rangers were drawn together at the same stage in 2003-04 with United winning 3-0 at home and 1-0 at Ibrox.

Harry Redknapp's Tottenham, who secured their first appearance in the Champions League group stage with yesterday's 4-0 win over Young Boys, were rewarded with a place in Group A alongside Italian holders Inter Milan, Germany's Werder Bremen and Steve McClaren's former club FC Twente.

Chelsea, among the top seeds, were matched with France's Marseille, Russia's Spartak Moscow and Slovakia's MSK Zilina in Group F.

Arsenal, meanwhile, appeared to have the most straightforward assignment after drawing Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga of Portugal and Serbian outfit Partizan Belgrade in Group H.

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