The supercomputers at FiveThirtyEight have made some changes to the ratings they gave to Manchester United before they played their first match against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
Following the 2-1 victory, the Red Devils now have a 41% chance of finishing as leaders of Group H, and a 33% chance of finishing second, according to their rating.
Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have also been given a 74% chance of making it to the round of 16, a 37% chance of reaching the quarter-finals, and a 16% chance of reaching the semis.
As far as reaching the final of the competition goes, the rating goes down even further, with the team getting just a 6% chance, with a mere 2% chance of lifting the trophy ahead of other top European clubs like Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
Obviously, this is because the Red Devils haven’t been in the form of their lives recently, but we hope to keep improving, perhaps remain the underdogs and surprise everyone.
Previously, Manchester United were handed a 34% chance of moving past the group stage as second-runnner up, and a 23% chance of finishing as leaders.