Manchester United fans react to being drawn against PSG in the Champions League

On the back of another insipid Manchester United performance in the 3-1 defeat against Liverpool yesterday, the Champions League draw this morning brought further trepidation for the club’s fans.
Progress in Europe is perhaps the only bright spot of United’s faltering season so far but finishing second in the group only served to tee up a date with one of football’s superpowers.
In years gone by, that would have been the kind of occasion to electrify Old Trafford and raise hopes that another famous victory could be secured.
But Jose Mourinho’s current side are more likely to be on the end of a hiding; the best that can be expected is meek surrender, like the ones witnessed at both Anfield and the Etihad Stadium so far this season.

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So when French champions Paris Saint Germain were pulled out of the hat, we asked United fans on Twitter for their instant reactions and the overwhelming response was one of dread.
There is not much hope that Phil Jones and Chris Smalling can keep out Neymar and Kylian Mbappe and we’ve taken a closer look at the instant reaction…

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.