FRASER FORSTER and Virgil van Dijk will be able to get some inside info on Europa League rivals Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
Southampton were drawn against the Israelis, who finally succumbed 5-4 on aggregate to Celtic on Tuesday, in today’s ballot in Monte Carlo.
The St Mary’s outfit, who were among the third seeds, were also drawn in Group K alongside Hoops’ old foes Inter Milan and Sparta Prague.
Manchester United will play Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk in the Group A.
The Old Trafford side were among the 12 top seeds in the competition.
Jose Mourinho has not managed a team in this tournament since his Porto side beat Martin O’Neill’s Celtic 3-2 in extra-time to lift the trophy in Seville in 2003.
The final is due to be held in Stockholm in May.
There are no Scottish sides in the Group Stages of the Europa League with the league runners up Aberdeen, third placed Hearts and Scottish Cup winners Hibs all failing to qualify.
Celtic are in Group C of the Champions League.