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United handed boost by Champions League draw

9985Manchester United can count themselves moderately satisfied after been drawn with PSV Eindhoven, CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg in Group B of the 2015-16 Champions League.

After beating Club Brugge 7-1 on aggregate, the Reds made their return to the group stage after a season-long absence.

Memphis Depay returns to face his former club after leaving the Dutch giants earlier this summer, although it is not the first time United and PSV are pitted against each other in the competition, as they met in the first group stage of the 2000-01 Champions League, with United winning 3-1 at Old Trafford and losing by the same scoreline in Holland.

United met CSKA Moscow in the group stage in 2009-10, drawing 3-3 at Old Trafford and winning 1-0 in Moscow. In the same season, United also faced Wolfsburg in the group, winning 2-1 at home and clinching a 3-1 away courtesy of a Michael Owen hat-trick.

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  1. storm

    August 27, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Ironically, even though PSV were in pot A I think they might be the weakest team in the group. Moscow looked pretty solid on tuesday against Sporting Lisbon and swept them aside fairly comfortably, so I think they will be tough to beat, especially in Moscow. Wolfsburg, although in Pot D are at the moment the team pushing Bayern the hardest and will certainly be no walkover, though they will definititely feel the loss of De Bruyne, if he goes to City. All in all, it’s a fairly evenly matched group and LVG will need to get his team selection and tactics spot on. If he does we could win the group, if he doesn’t, we won’t qualify. It’s as simple as that.

  2. bestie

    August 27, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    if we can’t beat a club that features Nicklas Bendtner, we don’t deserve to be in the CL 🙂

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