Astana have appeared in both the Champions League and Europa League group stages in recent seasons, but this is the first time they\u2019ll face an English side. In fact, it\u2019s the first time any Kazakhstani side has ever met an English team. Maybe it\u2019s a sign of the times, but the Red Devils make their third Europa League appearance in the last five seasons after a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League. But it\u2019s a competition they\u2019ve had success in, winning it under Jose Mourinho in 2017, the last time they competed in it. They get started against Kazakhstani champions Astana - they got through four qualifying rounds to reach the group stage for the third straight season in their short 10-year existence. Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Europa League Group L opener between Manchester United and Astana.