It was an eventful evening in the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony which was conducted in Istanbul.
Manchester United couldn’t have asked for a better draw as United were drawn in Group F with last season’s Europa League champions Villarreal, Italian side Atalanta and Switzerland giants Young Boys.
United were beaten by Villarreal in last year’s Europa League final, and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be keeping an eye on this fixture.
However, it’s Manchester City’s group that is the group of death for this year’s Champions League battle.
City have been drawn in the Group A with PSG and RB Leipzig, with Belgian side Club Brugge completing the group.
Group B is another dicey group that has so many football powerhouses. Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto and AC Milan were all drawn in the Group B, and this could as well be termed the group of death as all four teams are traditional top sides with a reputation for reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League.
See the Champions League draws in full
Group A Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, Club Brugge.
Group B Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan.
Group C Sporting CP, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas.
Group D Internazionale, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol.
Group E Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv
Group F Villarreal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys.
Group G Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg.
Group H Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo.