The Champions League draw at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, has concluded but the pick of fixtures has created much debate among fans.
Furious Manchester United have dubbed the draw as a ‘fix’ after their club found themselves in Group H alongside Paris Saint Germain and RB Leipzig.
The Champions League draw at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, has concluded
Manchester United will face Paris Saint Germain and last season’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig
United will be forced to overcome PSG in the competition once again, after providing a heroic victory over the Parisians in March 2019.
United lost 2-0 at home in the first leg but managed to create history in Paris by becoming the first side to go through after losing by a two goal margin at home in the first leg.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s will also have to beat overcome last season’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig in order to progress through the competition.
Subsequently, United fans have taken to Twitter to express their outrage, with one fan saying: one said: ‘Cannot tell me this isn’t a fix! F**k luck of the draw.’
While another added: ‘Think they’re taking all these award breaks while the presenters fiddle around and fix the easiest draw for Man City!’
United supporters have even dubbed Group H as the ‘group of death’, with many highlighting the task at hand for Solskjaer’s men.
One fan Tweeted: ‘My god We’re facing last seasons semi finalist and finalist before we even reach the round of 16. Group of death’.
While another emphasised the importance of buying new players, Tweeting: ‘PSG, United and Leipzig so far……Spend some bloody money Ed or we’re having a nightmare October. We got Chelsea and Arsenal in between these fixtures’.
Fans haven’t been the only ones taking to social media to discuss the result of the draw.
Former Manchester United player Rafael Da Silva – who now plays for Instanbul Basaksehir – took to Twitter to share his delight at facing the Red Devils.
He said: ‘Back to where everything start dreams come true’.
While Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois shared a Twitter exchange, highlighting the fact they will face each other in Group B for the first time in 10 years as they line up for both Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW
Group A – Bayern Munich, Atletico, RB Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow.
Group B – Real Madrid, Shakhtar, Inter Milan, Monchengladbach.
Group C – Porto, Man City, Olympiakos, Marseille.
Group D – Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, FC Midtjylland.
Group E – Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes.
Group F – Zenit, Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge.
Group G – Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, Ferencvarosi TC.
Group H – Paris Saint-Germain, Man Utd, RB Leipzig, Instanbul Basaksehir.