United and PSG set for Champions League showdown

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Under-fire Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will take his team into a Champions League last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

The draw is cruel on Atletico because if there is one player even more determined to reach the showpiece game next May in the Spanish capital than their own players it is Ronaldo who would see it as his grand vindication after leaving Real Madrid last summer.

Atletico Madrid will play Juventus in what promises to be a fascinating tie.

Manchester City's director of football Txiki Begiristain warned the English champions will not have it easy against a Schalke outfit languishing in 13th place in Germany following a nightmare start.

"The winter break doesn't make a massive difference", he said.

Also, three-time defending champion Real Madrid will first play at Ajax, while Barcelona was drawn with Lyon.

United, Liverpool and Tottenham were all pulled out first in their draw, so will open up with a home game, while City will be away.

But a 2-1 win over Liverpool back in November showed how this PSG side can beat the best.

The first leg will be played next year on February 13, 14, 19 and 20, 2019.

Salihamidzic said, quoted by UEFA.com: "Liverpool are the hottest team right now and top of the Premier League table".

The Reds will be hoping to go one step further than they managed last season, but to do so they'll have to get past another of Europe's behemoths.

It's fair to say we have some huge matches to look forward to in February and March next year.

The draw included nine former champions with a combined 40 of the 63 Champions League or European Cup titles since the competition began in 1955.

United, at a low ebb after Sunday's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool, meet PSG for the first time and a formidable task awaits against a side featuring Neymar and Kylian Mbappe - the world's two most expensive players.

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