Champions League Draw: Dream And Nightmare Scenarios For United and City In The Group Stage

first_img1 It’s that time millions of football fans look forward to… unless you’re a Liverpool fan.That’s right, the Champions League group stage draw has come around, and United fans can return to the competition following a year’s absence spent watching a combination of Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Liverpool embarrassing themselves on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.Due to format changes made by UEFA, which sees only league champions placed in Pot 1 this season, neither Manchester club will be among the giants in the draw (although that really makes no change for City).However, the rest of the pot seedings are decided by UEFA’s questionable club coefficient ranking and both sides have made it into Pot 2, therefore minimising the damage that can be done by missing out on a place in Pot 1… right?WRONG! Remember that questionable coefficient ranking we mentioned? It’s put everybody in danger as the impressive German duo of Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg are stuck all the way down in Pot 4, while their less impressive Ukranian equivalent of Shakhtar Donestsk and Dynamo Kyiv can look down on the Germans from Pot 3.It’s all very confusing, but we’re going to make it much simpler for you right now by showing you the best and worst possible scenarios that today’s draw could throw up for United and City.Manchester United and Manchester City’s best case scenario group could look like this:PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands – Pot 1)Manchester United/Manchester City (Pot 2)Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine – Pot 3)Gent (Belgium – Pot 4)OR Manchester United and Manchester City’s worst case scenario groups could look like this:Barcelona (Spain – Pot 1)Manchester United/Manchester City (Pot 2)Roma (Italy – Pot 3)Wolfsburg (Germany – Pot 4)Follow the Champions League draw from 16:45 (BST), live on

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