Roma coach Luciano Spalletti has welcomed being drawn with Manchester United in their Champions League group.

United thrashed Roma 7-2 last season, but Spalletti says: "There were any number of teams I would have chosen to be grouped with, but facing Manchester United again will give us added motivation.

"It's a difficult group, but in this competition there is quality everywhere and we have seen so far this season that Roma also has great quality. We can look forward to this competition with our heads high."