Thumbs-up for Celtic

Results of's poll asking fans who they want United to draw in the last 16 of the Champions League:

1. Celtic (35%)
2. Real Madrid (24%)
3. AC Milan (15%)
4. Valencia (10%)
5. Porto (9%)
6. Shakhtar Donetsk (7%)

19/12/2012 10:00, Report by James Tuck

Fans want Celtic next users want United to draw Celtic in the next round of the UEFA Champions League on Thursday.

The Scottish champions came out top in our fan poll with 35%. A glamour tie against Real Madrid was the second most popular choice (24%), followed by AC Milan (15%) and Valencia (10%).

Porto (9%) and Shakhtar Donetsk (7%) were the least favoured of the six teams with whom Sir Alex’s men can potentially be paired over two legs.

The Reds played Celtic in pre-season in 2010, but the sides last met competitively in the 2008/09 Champions League group stage. United won 3-0 at Old Trafford but needed a late goal by Ryan Giggs to rescue a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park.

The draw for the last 16 takes place in Nyon, Switzerland at 10:30 GMT on Thursday and we will have live coverage in our Today at Old Trafford rolling blog, followed by all the reaction from the United camp.

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