David Moyes' experience in the Champions League amounts to two qualifying matches back in 2005, when he was manager of Everton.
He lost both games.
Moyes' pedigree in Europe is therefore under scrutiny as he makes his return to the competition eight years later at the helm of Manchester United. And he is unlikely to be given an easy ride in the group stage after United was pitted with Bayer Leverkusen, Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Sociedad.
Moyes called predecessor Alex Ferguson after last month's draw and was handed a grim assessment by a man who won Europe's top prize twice - in 1999 and 2008 - in his near-27 years at Old Trafford.
''He said he thinks it's one of the hardest draws United have ever had in the Champions League,'' Moyes said. ''If that's coming from him, it must be tough.''
United opens its Group A campaign at home to in-form Leverkusen on Tuesday, when Shakhtar - eliminated in the last 16 last season - travels to Sociedad.
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