'Wow', 'United's year' – Man United fans react to easy Champions League draw
By Harry Sykes
Man United fans have reacted to the easy-looking draw they got for the group stages of the 2017/18 Champions League.
The draw was made live on Thursday afternoon after the final play-off matches had been completed on Wednesday evening, in Monaco.
They were drawn from a tough Pot 2, which also contained Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Man City, and the benefited from the seeding.
They ended up getting an easy-looking group that contains Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow.
Here is a selection of reactions from Man United fans on Twitter:
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Avoided the big boys and the ABU's will be furiously tweeting how rigged the draw is. Love it.
— MUFC OKC (@MUFCOKC) August 24, 2017
— Kafui Kuz (@KafuiKuz) August 24, 2017
Wonderful draw for us although I hoped we avoided a trip to Russia but nevertheless we should be able to top that group and march on #MUFC
— Chiran Raghuram (@chiranraghuram) August 24, 2017
— ???????????????? (@DriksMUFC) August 24, 2017
— Nick Whitbread (@WhitbreadN) August 24, 2017
— Akshay Rao (@akshay_manutd7) August 24, 2017
— Aditya Gidh (@adimaniacal) August 24, 2017
— TERRY STREETER (@terryowusu1) August 24, 2017
Fans will be hoping that manager Jose Mourinho can mastermind the club’s third Champions League triumph – the last time they lifted the trophy was in 2007/08.
Five other British teams will be contesting this season’s elite European competition.
Chelsea, Tottenham, Man City, Liverpool and Celtic all found out their fate on Thursday afternoon too, with the latter two teams having to come through qualification.
In other Man United transfer news, Crystal Palace completed a season-long loan deal for Timothy Fosu-Mensah.