‘At least you tried’: Fans don’t hold out much hope as Manchester United are drawn against Paris Saint Germain in Champions League last-16
- Manchester United have been drawn to face Paris Saint Germain in Europe
- The French giants will play Jose Mourinho’s men in the Champions League last 16
- Fans took to social media to offer their reactions in the aftermath of the draw
- Pessimism soon took over with people predicting progression for in-form PSG
Manchester United will play Paris Saint Germain in the last-16 round of the Champions League, and it’s safe to say football fans collectively are not holding out much hope for Jose Mourinho’s side.
After coming second to Juventus in their group, United knew they were potentially in line for a difficult tie for the first of the knockout rounds.
As the name came out of the hat and PSG were unfolded and held aloft, social media quickly became awash with hilarious reaction regarding United’s fate.
Paris Saint Germain have been draw to face Manchester United in the Champions League
United confirmed the fixture on their official Twitter page, to which one fan immediately responded with an image of centre-back pairing Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
‘Neymar, Cavani and Mbappe against these two…,’ they wrote, laced with sarcasm at the fact the often erratic duo will be coming up against one of the most formidable front lines in European football.
The video clips and memes then slowly but surely began emerging, with one user posting a classic image of Bart Simpson offering up an ‘at least you tried cake,’ in suggestion United are all but out now, anyway.
PSG have already evidenced this season they have the beating of English opponents, after putting two goals past Liverpool in Paris to wrap up a 2-1 victory.
Domestically, they are by far and away the most dominant team in France and look to have the Ligue 1 title all but tied up before Christmas.
PSG lead the division by ten points, despite having currently played two games fewer than second-placed rivals Lille.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are also unbeaten this season, and have scored 49 goals in 16 league games.
United by contrast are experiencing fortunes which are sliding from bad to worse.
Recent defeat by bitter rivals Liverpool saw them fall 19 points adrift in the Premier League, with pressure to finish the season in a top four position now firmly notched up.
After losing 2-1 to Valencia in their final group game of the initial stage of this season’s Champions League, United surrendered top spot to Juventus – who went on to be drawn against Atletico Madrid.