It’s effectively the worst drew that either side could have hoped for. Manchester United’s defensive problems could be greatly exposed by the Spanish champions while Jose Mourinho would have been looking for a more straight forward route into the last eight.
It also means a chance for United fans to see Cristiano Ronaldo back at his old club for the very first time. The ‘Viva Ronaldo’ chants will be out in force but here’s to hoping he doesn’t score against the English side.
Here are some initial reactions to the news.
Favouring Manchester United
@happyBBB - Drawing Manchesterunited is actually a nightmare,pretty sure noone is celebrating right now in Spain,on the other hand in Germany...........
@chicharitastree - Its dangerous to write off Manchester United.It has happened a few times & we have proved everybody wrong. -WAYNEROONEY MUFC
@HaziqRosli17 - glory2 man utd and de reds go marching on on on!! #manchesterunited
Favouring Real Madrid
@Sportive23_ - Jose Mourinho has lost just two of the 14 games he's managed against Manchester United #Reputation
@Judiniho - Some Manchester United fans are mad delusional when it comes to comparing their team with other teams in Europe.
@Omr_Al - All I know is Manchester United is going DOWN! #HalaMadrid
@ajisseh - Welcome back to manchester cristiano
@GaryLineker - Manchester United in drawing Real Madrid showing, once again, how important it is to win your group...Oh wait a minute
@GuillemBalague - A Manchester United that always give the rival a chance will meet a Madrid that always give the rival a chance. Very equal tie
@Charbbo - End of the world has been postponed, God wants to watch Manchester United vs Real Madrid :D
@macyarcher - Real Madrid vs Manchester United. Talk about a big match! Interested to see how ManU fans respond to Cristiano at Old Trafford. #halamadrid
@Has96_ - Manchester United vs Real Madrid !! That's gonna be an unreal game
How do you see this tie going? How do you think United fans will react to Ronaldo returning to Old Trafford?
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