The draw for the group stage of the 2016/17 Europa League has been held and there are a number of thrilling games in prospect.

Manchester United finishing fifth in the Premier League last season has ensured they are entering the Europa League at the group stage and the Red Devils have been given a group with Turkish giants Fenerbahce, Dutch outfit Feyenoord and Ukrainian side Zorya.

The other Premier League club included in the group stage are Southampton and new Saints boss Claude Puel has trips to Italians Inter, Czech Republic side Sparta Prague and Israeli outfit Hapoel Beer Sheva.

Other standout groups include Group I, where Schalke lock horns with Nice, Salzburg and Krasnodar, while in Group J, Fiorentina play PAOK, Liberec and Qarabag.

Group L sees Steaua Bucharest placed with Villarreal, FC Zurich and Osmailspor, while in Group G, Ajax play Standard Liege, Celta Vigo and Panathinaikos.

2016/17 Europa League Group Stage Draw

Group A: Manchester United, Fenerbahce, Feyenoord, Zorya

Group B: Olympiacos, APOEL, Young Boys, Astana

Group C: Anderlecht, Saint-Etienne, Mainz, Qabala

Group D: Zenit, AZ Alkmaar, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Dundalk

Group E: Plzen, Roma, Austria Vienna, Astra

Group F: Athletic Bilbao, Genk, Rapid Vienna, Sassuolo

Group G: Ajax, Standard Liege, Celta Vigo, Panathinaikos

Group H: Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga, Gent, Konyaspor

Group: I: Schalke, Red Bull Salzburg, Krasnodar, Nice

Group: J: Fiorentina, PAOK, Slovan Liberec, Qarabag

Group K: Inter, Sparta Prague, Southampton, Hapoel Beer Sheva

Group L: Villarreal, Steaua Bucharest, FC Zurich, Osmanilspor