Posted on Thursday, 30th August 2012 by Chudi
Last year United were placed in a group with Benfica, FC Basel and Otelul Galati and whilst many expected United to ease through their group, we only managed wins in the two ties with Galati.
A defeat to FC Basel in the final group game signalled United’s exit, and to make matters worse Nemanja Vidic picked up a season ending injury.
This year United will hope for better luck on the continent having been grouped with SC Braga, Galatasaray and CFR Cluj in Group H. Whilst the group isn’t the hardest we will need to guard against complacency as many will have said the same thing following last season’s draw.
Other notable draws see Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester as City are paired with Real Madrid as well as Borussia Dortmund, whilst champions Chelsea were paired with Italian champions Juventus and face a tough trip to the Ukraine to face Shakhtar.