Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus drawn in same group as Manchester United

Ings chose to leave Liverpool in order to gain happiness by playing regularly having struggled to cement a first-team place at Liverpool following serious knee injuries

As well as a rematch of the spectacular Roma-Liverpool semi-final.

With the way the Red Devils are playing it will take luck for them to survive in the Champions League group stage, apart from Juve, they have Valencia to worry about. That group is completed by a famous old name in 1991 European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade.

Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan.

The awardees were selected after being voted by Champions League coaches and invited journalists in Europe.

"A clear favourite of this Quartet is "Manchester city", - said in comments to the Express-online Vasyl Kardash - This club is the champion of England". Manchester city holds the ball a lot, attacks a lot and scores a lot.

He will come up against his compatriot Jose Mourinho, under whom he played during his time at Real, while United midfielder Paul Pogba can also look forward to facing his old team. Atletico Madrid are favorites to advance, but as they have shown last season, it is more than possible that they fail to get out of their group.

October 2 shapes as a huge day for United, who must strike first when they host Los Che on Matchday 2.

It is becoming ever harder for clubs from elsewhere to compete, but this draw ensures there will be some variety on into the knockout rounds, not least with Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto and Galatasaray joining Bundesliga side Schalke in Group D. While Mohamed Salah, who had a breathtaking run in the Champions League had to remain empty-handed.

As a result of the changes, only six clubs have come through qualifying round ties to make the group stage.

It would be very ironic for them to be eliminated in the group stage after so quickly dismissing their opponents.

Containing the likes of World Cup victor Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, PSG will be hoping this will finally be the season they triumph in the UCL.

Barcelona head a tough-looking Group B with Tottenham, plus former champions PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan.

Spare a thought for the Swiss champions, who after fighting their way through a tough playoff against Dinamo Zagreb to reach the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in their history, were rewarded with a place in Group H against Juventus, Manchester United and Valencia.

Ronaldo had won the UEFA award three times in the previous four years.

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