Manchester United tipped to lift Champions League title this season

Manchester United tipped to lift Champions League title this season

- Manchester United progressed to Champions League quarterfinals after stunning PSG in the round of 16

- The Red Devils side staged an epic comeback in Paris to dump the French giants out of the competition

- They will learn about their next opponent in the last eight when UEFA conducts the draws on Friday, March 15

Last week, a time like this, no one fancied Manchester United to qualify for the UEFA Champions League quarter finals.

The Premier League giants were facing a daunting task of overturning Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 advantage secured in the first leg of the round of 16 at Old Trafford.

However, under the tutelage of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils went against all odds to stage an incredible comeback in Paris to dump PSG out of the tournament.

Romelu Lukaku's first half brace and Marcus Rashford's injury time winner sealed a 3-1 famous victory for the Old Trafford outfit as they qualified for the quarter finals on away goals.

Following their heroics, United could be now on track to lift the European title for the first time in almost a decade.

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Well, that is if history and statistics which hugely favour the Red Devils to win the tournament are anything to go by.

In the recent past, whenever Liverpool have lost in the finals of the any European competition, United have went on to win the continental championship the following year.

In 2007, for instance when Liverpool lost in the finals 2-1 to AC Milan in the Champions League, United lifted the title the following year in Moscow after defeating, rivals Chelsea.

Nine years later in 2016, the Reds once again lost in the Europa League final to Sevilla, with the Manchester United winning the tournament the following year after defeating Ajax Amsterdam.

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However, be that as it may, Solskjaer's men will have to overcome whoever they draw in the quarter finals, semis and eventually the finals to replicate the 2008 exploits. earlier reported that Arsenal hand Manchester United their first Premier League defeat since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solakjaer in December 2018.

Goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang handed ensured the Gunners claim maximum points.

United after the defeat have now slipped to fifth on the table with two points behind the north Londoners with eight matches to wrap the season up. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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