United were drawn with Benfica, Basle and Romanian newcomers Otelul Galati in Group C in Monaco on Thursday. United beat Benfica to win their first European Cup in 1968 - a match in which former player Sir Bobby Charlton played - and he paired the two together again during this evening's draw in Monaco. Gill said: "We have had great matches against them and he (Charlton) was reminiscing before the draw about that great match back in 1968. "We had some great games against them in 2000 so we are looking forward to going back to Portugal." Gill added on Sky Sports News: "We've had great success in the last few years in the competition and we're looking forward to it. "I'm sure he's (Ferguson's) happy with that. We have a new Romanian team, congratulations to them for getting in the competition. We are looking forward to going there." Manchester City football administrator Brian Marwood said he believed the Eastlands club could compete in Group A with Bayern Munich, Villarreal and Napoli. "It's a fantastic group with four fantastic sides," Marwood told Sky Sports News. "It's going to be extremely competitive. I genuinely believe there's four teams who can compete for the two places on an even keel." Marwood revealed the club were looking forward to making their debut in the competition. "It's a fantastic part of Manchester City's history to be here for the first time in Europe's premier club competition. "We really believe we can go into this competition and do well with the spirit that we have." Chelsea communications director Steve Atkins said: "Every draw throws up challenges and this is no different, and I have spoken to Andre [Villas-Boas] and he certainly feels that too. "Valencia is a formidable team and a very difficult place to go with their support - Juan Mata will be returning there a little bit more quickly than he thought! "Bayer Leverkusen is also a difficult one and we will be delighted to meet up with Michael Ballack again, and Genk too are full of talent and should not be underestimated."