Manchester United play Club Brugge in Champions League qualifier

Published 1 Comments

Football News

Manchester United will play Belgian outfit Club Brugge in the qualifying round for the Champions League, it has been confirmed.

Louis van Gaal's team will face the Pro League outfit who topped the division last time round but lost out in a title play-off, and will play the first leg at Old Trafford on August 18 or 19, with the second game scheduled for a week later.

The news will come as a relief for Manchester United, who avoided the prospect of a much trickier tie to make it back into the group stages of the Champions League.


Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article:

The Red Devils, who finished in fourth place in the Premier League last season, could have faced Italian giants Lazio or Ligue 1 outfit Monaco, who knocked Arsenal out of the competition last season.

Van Gaal is looking to get his side back into the big time after they missed out on Champions League qualification under former boss David Moyes.

The former Barcelona boss has splashed in excess of £200 million over the last year or so to do just that, and has bought in five players already this summer.


Club Brugge beat Greek side Panathinaikos 4-2 on aggregate in the third qualifying round to set up the showdown with Manchester United.

Celtic were drawn against Swedish outfit Malmo as they bid to make it to the group stages of the Champions League once more.

What is YOUR score prediction for Manchester United against Club Brugge?

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

UEFA Champions League
Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again