Manchester United have drawn Juventus in the Champions League group stage to set up a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo.
With pressure and scrutiny building at Old Trafford, the club will now welcome back their former star, who joined in the summer from Real Madrid, after being drawn alongside the Italian champions in Group H. Valencia and Young Boys complete the lineup in that group, while Tottenham face a difficult task to progress from Group B after being handed a tough draw.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will face Barcelona in mouth-watering Group B encounters, while PSV Eindhoven and Internazionale will also pose a threat in Group B. Last season’s runners-up, Liverpool, were also handed a stern task, landing French giants Paris St Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade in Group C.
Completing the Premier League’s representation, champions Manchester City will contest a winnable-looking Group F against Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon and Hoffenheim.
Reigning champions Real will face Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen, while Atlético Madrid are in Group A alongside Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Club Brugge. Group D looks more friendly with Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke and Galatasaray, and five-time winners Bayern Munich have Benfica, Ajax and AEK Athens for company.