The Worst Possible Draw: Lyon
United were drawn in a very tough-looking group back in September but made light work of AS Roma, Sporting and Dynamo Kiev. More of the same is required as we have been drawn Olympique Lyonnais in the second round.
The games will be played on February 19/20 and March 4/5. The six-times French champions are a tough nut to crack and later you will be able to read a detailed profile of them. For the time being I will say that our only meetings with them came in the group stage of the 2004/05 competition, that time we drew 2-2 in Lyon and won 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Arsenal and Liverpool had much worse draws so we can be reasonably happy - but not as much as Chelsea who are virtually in the quarter-final now.