Manchester United's possible Champions League opponents emerge online

Manchester United's possible Champions League opponents emerge online

- United will begin their quest for UCL with the hope of toppling Real Madrid this term

- The Premier League giants will know their group stage foes on Thursday, August 30, in Monaco

- United failed to progress beyond the Round of 16 last sason

Top European clubs, including Manchester United will later on Thursday, August 30, learn their Champions League opponents, as UEFA conducts the draw for group stages in Monaco.

The Red Devils will be hoping for a favourable draw similar to last season's where they were drawn against Basel, Benfica, and CSKA Moscow.

The Old Trafford dwellers are in Pot 2 for the draw, avoiding the likes of German side Borussia Dortmund and Napoli.

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However, there are still some difficult teams they could come up against in later stages of the competition.

By virtue of playing in the same league, United could potentially miss coming up against Liverpool who were runners-up last season.

Having secured an impressive 5-2 aggregate win over PAOK, Benfica joined Borussia Dortmund and AS Roma in pot two at the expense of Jurgen Klopp's side.

Manchester United will be joined by rivals Tottenham Hotspurs in Pot 2, but will not be able to play them at this stage of the competition.

Here at Legit.ng we take a sneak-peek on some of the best and worst scenarios for the Old Trafford outfit.

Best group:

Lokomotiv Moscow

Manchester United

Schalke

Club Brugge

Worst group:

PSG

Manchester United

Valencia

Inter Milan

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Jose Mourinho has backed Manchester United's desire to give Anthony Martial a new five-year deal, as talks between the club and his agent Philippe Lamboley have begun.

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The Frenchman became football's most expensive teenager when he signed for United from Monaco in a deal worth an initial £36million, with more than £21million in bonus clauses in 2015.

One of those add-ons was triggered when he scored his 25th goal for the Red Devils, something he achieved by the end of his second season at the club.

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Source: Legit.ng

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