The Champions League draw for United after Chelsea win
Manchester City’s defeat in the Champions League final to Chelsea has given Manchester United a boost for next season’s competition.
United missed the opportunity to seal a place in the first pot of the group stage draw later this year with their loss in the Europa League final in midweek.
However, this came with a silver lining as it means United will not be associated with players like Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Barcelona or Juventus.
Now, following Chelsea’s win at Porto, United have seen another European giant join the list of teams they will not face in the first round of the competition.
Thomas Tuchel’s side will take a place in Pot 1 for the draw, with Borussia Dortmund benefiting as they moved from Pot 3 to second place thanks to Chelsea’s victory.
It also means that the number of potential opponents for United in Pot 1 is still limited, as they cannot face a Premier League side until the final stages of the competition.
This means that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will face Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Lille, Sporting CP or Villarreal.