United to face PSG in Champions League's last 16
Manchester United have been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
The draw was made in Nyon, Switzerland today and the first leg will be played at Old Trafford on Tuesday 12 February 2019, before the second leg takes place at the Parc de Princes on Wednesday 6 March 2019.
This will be our first competitive fixture against the seven-time French champions but there was a friendly meeting as recently as three years ago. On 30 July 2015, the Reds faced PSG in the International Champions Cup at Soldier Field in Chicago with Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the scoresheet in a 2-0 victory for the Ligue 1 outfit.
The French giants were the top scorers in the group stage of this season's Champions League, netting 17 goals in total against Liverpool, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade. Famous faces Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were two members of a powerful attack possessed by head coach Thomas Tuchel.
The last-16 tie means Argentina international Angel Di Maria will return to Old Trafford; the winger spent the 2014/15 campaign as a United player.
Meanwhile, United manager Jose Mourinho is no stranger to the French side. The Portuguese coach has lost just one of his previous six matches against them in his illustrious coaching career, winning two and drawing three.
As well as it being the first competitive meeting between the two, the Reds' last-16 tie will also bring a debut for VAR in the Champions League. The system was a success at the World Cup in the summer and UEFA have fast-tracked it to be included the knockout stage of the competition for the first time.
Elsewhere, our fellow English clubs have also learned their next opponents and all of them are from the Bundesliga. Manchester City will take on FC Schalke 04, while Tottenham Hotspur face Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool will meet the reigning German champions, Bayern Munich.
FC Schalke 04 v Manchester City
Atletico Madrid v Juventus
Manchester United v Paris St-Germain
Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund
Lyon v Barcelona
AS Roma v FC Porto
Ajax v Real Madrid
Liverpool v Bayern Munich
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