Groups: Bayern Munich, Sevilla, Actual Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus, PSG, Zenit St Petersburg, Porto
Greatest-case state of affairs: Porto
Naturally, there are many arduous groups on this pot, so it is a selection of two for the best-case state of affairs – Porto or Zenit St Petersburg.
Zenit have some succesful strikers and an away journey to Russia is the very last thing United will need in such a busy season, so Porto will be thought-about the best-case state of affairs.
The Portuguese champions have some good gamers however should not the drive they as soon as had been – and United ought to really feel assured of overpowering them in midfield.
Worst case state of affairs: Bayern Munich
The German giants had been topped champions of Europe final month after a dominant show within the Champions League.
Their attacking prowess was showcased by an astonishing 8-2 victory over Barcelona within the quarter-finals.
Whereas the lack of midfielder Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool will weaken Bayern barely, their assault may trigger a at present shaky United defence loads of issues, particularly with the tempo of Serge Gnabry and full-back Alphonso Davies.
Groups: Dynamo Kyiv, RB Salzburg, RB Leipzig, Inter Milan, Olympiacos, Lazio, Krasnodar, Atalanta
Greatest-case state of affairs: Dynamo Kyiv
There are just a few groups in pot three that will signify beneficial attracts for United.
Olympiacos are a stable outfit however beatable, whereas Krasnodar have received only one Champions League sport of their historical past.
But, as their Europa League victory over Arsenal confirmed, Olympiacos have the potential to shock groups, and Krasnodar would contain a prolonged journey.
Subsequently, Dynamo Kyiv would most likely be the most suitable choice from this pot.
They completed second within the Ukrainian Premier League final season and, whereas they’ve a reasonably stable defence, it stays to be seen whether or not their assault can carry a risk on the highest degree.
Worst case state of affairs: Inter Milan
Alongside some beneficial groups on paper, there are additionally numerous troublesome attracts in pot three.
RB Salzburg are able to giving groups a fright, whereas Atalanta carried out beautifully within the Champions League final time period.
RB Leipzig reached the semi-finals of the Champions League however, with out Timo Werner, it stays to be seen in the event that they nonetheless have the standard in assault wanted to place groups to the sword at this degree.
That’s the reason we have now chosen a resurgent Inter Milan because the worst-case pot-three opponents for United.
Antonio Conte managed Inter to the Europa League closing final season and Romelu Lukaku was in good type following his transfer from Outdated Trafford.
Groups: Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille, Membership Brugge, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Bakasehir, Midtjylland, Rennes, Ferencvaros
Greatest case state of affairs: Membership Brugge
There are maybe just a few unknown portions on this pot, plus just a few lengthy away journeys.
Some could also be tempted to say Hungarian facet Ferencvaros are the best-case state of affairs, however they recorded some glorious outcomes to qualify for the Champions League – together with knocking out Celtic.
That’s the reason, maybe on this pot, it’s higher to go for an opponent that United are already educated about — the Reds comfortably dispatched Membership Brugge within the Europa League final season
Worst case state of affairs: Lokomotiv Moscow
French facet Rennes may very well be tough opponents however a midweek journey to Moscow in a truncated season is the primary factor United ought to be hoping to keep away from.
United would really feel comparatively assured about going through Lokomotiv, who completed second within the Russian Premier League final season, however the potential of an extended journey and a busy week makes going through different groups just a little extra beneficial.