Manchester United are presently outside the top-four on the Premier League standings but in the Champions League, they are doing better; finishing top in the group stage.
However, while finishing in the top spot should aid United’s chances of facing weaker oppositions in the knockout phase, there is a likelihood they may be pitched alongside a tough team nonetheless.
Ahead of Monday’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw, here are the two hardest opponents that may be pitched against Ralf Rangick’s men.
Atletico came into this season’s Champions League as the kings of Spain having beaten the likes of Barcelona and city rivals, Real Madrid to the LaLiga title.
Even though they are presently sitting in fourth position in the Spanish top-flight this season, they still remain a tricky opposition for United.
Diego Simeone’s side finished second in their group behind Liverpool but having done just enough to qualify, they could go on to hurt United even with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the line.
Although Antonio Conte and Romelu Lukaku left Inter Milan following their Serie A triumph last term, their exit is not affecting the Italian side.
Smart buys from the Lukaku windfall has seen Inter boast of a talented squad with individuals like Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko, Marcelo Brozovic and Samir Handanovc among others…
With Inter finishing as runners-up behind Real Madrid in their Champions League group, they are a potential opponent for United and that might be quite tough for the Red Devils.