Having made it through the group stages ahead of Valencia and behind Juventus, United were rewarded with a glamorous tie at today’s draw in Switzerland, and will welcome the cash-rich Parisians to Old Trafford for the first-leg at the end of February.
But considering the Red Devils are currently enduring their worst start to a season in Premier League history, the prospect of coming up against one of the most fearsome attacks in European football is not something a lot of fans are relishing:
I’m not even joking we could get destroyed. I remember when Bayern player Barca and beat them on aggregate 7-0.
Neymar and Mbappe at OT tho👀
— Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya™ (@RealistYahz) December 17, 2018
When you play Legends XI vs India on Fifa 17.
— Sid Sin (@siddsin) December 17, 2018
Nice one sons crying
— Ryan (@RyanSmyth_) December 17, 2018
God is punishing Manchester United for calling themselves the red devils
— Grant Moyo 🇿🇼 (@TotemGrant) December 17, 2018
Let's mark the date.. 17/12/2018
It maybe the last time we will be in UCL draw at least for 3 years 😥
— MeMoUtD (@MemoUTD) December 17, 2018
I saw the BBC claimed this would be the first competitive meeting between the two teams. Unless Jose’s sacked by then, it’s hard to imagine it would be competitive…
— Darryl Finch (@hailgrabovski) December 17, 2018
— YoursTruly † (@MutshekwaThendo) December 17, 2018
I can see #Jones scoring the Own Goal already. Out of sheer fear.
— Pratyaksh Agarwal (@pratyaksh_a) December 17, 2018
Dont think my heart can take mbappe and neymar against jones and smalling
— Erindi Mankolli (@ErindiMankolli) December 17, 2018
Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar right now pic.twitter.com/mTtm4u0ozm
— Chuka (@osuagwu_chuka) December 17, 2018
— KGLK Esq. (@KKambaEsq) December 17, 2018
We can concentrate on the league now😂😂
— Queen-MUFC⚽🔴 (@Queendiogo) December 17, 2018
Given we still have the January transfer window before these two teams meet, do you think there’s any prospect at all that United could somehow pull off a coup and eliminate the French champions?