The Manchester United will face the Atlético de Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League, after the new draw carried out in Nyon. The ‘Red Devils’ will face the team of Diego Simeone in February, before hosting the Spanish team in Old trafford for the return leg, in March.
The team of Ralf rangnick had faced the Paris saint germain in the first draw that was canceled due to irregularities. Instead of taking on the French giants, the United will now be tested against the team of Simeone, which has been one of the most consistent teams in Europe in the competition, in recent years.
A change that, as happened to Athletic that he had touched the Bayern, was considered good in England. In reaction to the draw of BT Sport , Owen hargreaves He said: “They have some world class players, Joao Félix, Luis Suárez, Jan Oblak He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. It’s a little easier for United, but knowing who will pass is like tossing a coin ”.
“It is a great clash of styles between Rangnick Y Simeone. The Athletic he plays more on the defensive, more on the counter ”, said the former English international.
For its part, Michael Owen assured that “Simeone he is one of the best coaches in the world ”. “It is a difficult tie for him Manchester United, but it’s a little easier than el Paris Saint Germain”, He acknowledged.