United had been ultimately drawn in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain
UEFA are dealing with calls to redraw the Champions League final sixteen over what regarded to be an error involving Manchester United’s ball.
United have been at the start paired with Villarreal in Monday’s draw however had already confronted the Spanish facet in the crew stage and may want to now not play them once more in the subsequent spherical as a result. While City have been as a result pulled out to face the Europa League winners, United’s ball did now not show up to be put returned in the area pot, as many viewers pointed out on Twitter.
United, therefore, neglected out on being a workable opponent for Atletico Madrid and, to make things worse for Ralf Rangnick’s side, have been subsequently passed arguably the worst draw they may want to have acquired – in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain.
Footage displaying the supposed error has been broadly shared on social media in the time considering the fact that the draw used to be made.
It without a doubt appears like #mufc’s ball – in the 2nd pot from the right, again row – was once no longer covered in the Atletico Madrid draw. pic.twitter.com/ubxQHdjkQV
— Mark Critchley (@mjcritchley) December 13, 2021
Many have expressed shock that the draw was once allowed to go in advance afterwards, with some declaring that a redraw had to be finished to atone for the error.
Don’t see how UEFA can let this draw stand. Man Utd had been with the aid of mistake not noted from the draw towards Atletico Madrid.
— Raphael Honigstein💙 (@honigstein) December 13, 2021
Can’t see how Man Utd’s ball, as soon as drawn in error, could not have been put lower back into the applicable pot, enabling them to be probably drawn in opposition to Atletico #MUFC #ChampionsLeague
— David McDonnell (@DiscoMirror) December 13, 2021
The draw used to be a ways kinder to the different three English sides. Along with City dealing with Villarreal, Liverpool have been drawn with RB Salzburg whilst Chelsea, who completed 2nd in their group, obtained Lille.
The draw for the 2021/22 Champions League spherical of sixteen 🌟 pic.twitter.com/0DDeuIRR1G
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) December 13, 2021
The Independent’s Miguel Delaney stated that early symptoms from inside UEFA counseled that the preliminary draw will be accepted to stand in spite of the controversy. It may, he later pointed out, come down to if any of the affected golf equipment wished to make a complaint.
Next query is whether or not golf equipment affected – which would at once be United, PSG, Bayern, Atletico, however via extension most of the sixteen – prefer to hotel a complaint.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) December 13, 2021