Champions League draw RECAP as Manchester United and Man City discover group stage opponents

It’s that time of year again and we will discover the Champions League groups for the 2021/22 season this evening.

Both Manchester United and Manchester City are in the draw and they will be aiming to better their finishes in last season’s tournament.

For the Blues, that would mean winning Europe’s biggest prize for the first time in their history. Pep Guardiola’s side made it to the final last season but suffered heartbreak at the hands of Chelsea. They will be in pot 1 for the draw.

United didn’t have nearly as good a season in the Champions League and were eliminated in the group stages, with Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig advancing to the knockouts in their place. United are in pot 2 and, fortunately, can’t be drawn against Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, PSG, Real Madrid or Sevilla, who all join them there.

They could, however, be drawn against the side who defeated them in last year’s Europa League final, Villarreal, who are in pot 1.

The draw starts at 5pm and we’ll bring you all the developments and reactions right here.