Manchester United can now begin to plan their route into the Champions League group stages after a potential list of opponents they could face was revealed in the final round of play-offs following the draw for the third qualifying round that was held on Friday (17 July) in Nyon, Switzerland.
The Mirror understands that the Red Devils will face one of ten teams after the draw revealed the seeds for the final round of games. The 20-time English champions have got a bye into the final play-off round and are the top seeded team in the qualifying stage.
Louis van Gaal's team are seeded alongside Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Ajax and Shakthar Donetsk, which means they will not face either of these teams in the next stage of the qualification campaign.
United will face one of the ten teams who are playing the third round of the play-offs, and they could come up against two of their former players Robin van Persie and Nani, who recently competed their moves to Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
The other teams the Red Devils could face as revealed by the Mirror are: Sporting, CSKA/Sparta Prague, Lazio, Brugge/Panathinaikos, Monaco/Young Boys, Fenerbahce and Rapid Vienna.
The Old Trafford outfit are currently on their pre-season tour of the US, where they are looking to defend the International Champions' Cup title they won in 2014. They will take on European giants Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain along with San Jose Earthquakes and Club Americas.
The draw for the final round of qualifying games will take place in Switzerland on 7 August, just one day before the start of the Premier League season. United will play the first leg on Tuesday, 18 August or on Wednesday, 19 August, while the second leg will be held on the 25th or the 26th of August.