MANCHESTER UNITED look set for extra agony this week… as they face the prospect of being drawn right into a Champions League group of demise.
Jose Mourinho and Co will be taught their destiny for this season’s competitors in Thursday’s draw.
They usually might feasibly should tackle Actual Madrid or Barcelona, in addition to Monaco and Inter Milan.
United will sit in pot two for the draw – with Actual and Barca joined by Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Lokomotiv Moscow as potential opponents from pot one.
In the meantime, some enormous golf equipment are already assured to take a seat in pot three – together with Schalke, Monaco, Lyon and CSKA Moscow.
Even pot 4, so typically full of a few of Europe’s minnows, is brimming with potential banana skins, with Inter Milan, Galatasaray and Hoffenheim three of the bottom seeds.
Champions League seedings
Pot one: Actual Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Man Metropolis, Juventus, PSG, Lokomotiv Moscow
Pot two: Borussia Dortmund, Porto, Man United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli, Tottenham, Roma
Pot three: Schalke, Lyon, Monaco, CSKA Moscow
Pot 4: Membership Brugge, Galatasaray, Inter Milan, Hoffenheim
To be determined: Liverpool, Valencia, Viktoria Plzen, plus six play-off winners
There are additionally a hatful of prime groups nonetheless but to be taught their destiny concerning which pot they sit in, together with Liverpool – who cannot play United within the group as guidelines forbid groups from the identical nation being paired collectively.
The likes of Ajax and Valencia are additionally but to find which pot they’ll sit in for tomorrow’s draw.
However United followers might be determined for a form draw – in what appears to be a very aggressive match this 12 months.
Liverpool supporters may even face an anxious wait, as they too face the potential for a horror draw and will slip into pot three, regardless of reaching final 12 months’s last.