What time is the Champions League draw? Ranking the six teams Manchester United could face

Manchester United will discover the team’s opponents in the Champions League last 16 when the draw for the knockout rounds is made.

What time the Champions League draw will be made

The Champions League draw will take place at 11am today, Monday December 13.

The draw will be held at UEFA’s headquarters in Switzerland.

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How to watch the Champions League draw

There are three ways to watch the Champions League draw.

When the matches will be played

The games will be played over two legs across dates ranging from February 15 to March 16. All games will be 8pm kick-offs.

Who could Manchester United face?

Manchester United qualified as group winners. This means the club can face six of the eight group runners-up.

United can’t be drawn against Chelsea, with inter-country draw restrictions in place until the quarter-finals.

The other side we can’t face is Villarreal, due to facing them in the group stages.

There are six teams United could face, who we will rank below in order of difficulty from ‘easiest’ to ‘hardest’ possible draws.

Red Bull Salzburg: Ralf Rangnick would be intrigued to match-up against one of the teams he helped build. Salzburg are packed with young talent, but United should have too much for them.

Benfica: Benfica are one of two Portuguese teams United could face. They helped knock out Barcelona with a 3-0 win and 0-0 draw against them.

Sporting: Portuguese champions Sporting knocked out Borussia Dortmund on their way to the last 16. They are coached by highly rated young boss Ruben Amorim.

Inter Milan: Italian champions Inter Milan will be tricky – but beatable opponents. They are performing well in Serie A, having moved on successfully from the exits of Antonio Conte and Romelu Lukaku.

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Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone’s side are always dangerous, although Cristiano Ronaldo knows them well. Rangnick will ensure United are well organised, a must against such disciplined opponents.

Paris Saint-Germain: This is the one draw United really will want to avoid, and PSG probably won’t want it either. The narratives are all set, Rangnick v Pochettino and Ronaldo v Messi. As the hardest possible draw, it feels inevitable.

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