Confusion over last-16 draw after Manchester United were not put into the pot of group winners after runners-up Atletico Madrid were drawn, while Liverpool were also mistakenly put into the pot to potentially face Atletico despite playing them in the group stages
Sky Sports News has asked UEFA to clarify what happened with the Atletico Madrid draw and why Manchester United were not – and Liverpool were – put into the pot as an option for them to be drawn against.
United were also originally drawn out of the hat incorrectly to face Villarreal.
The pair met in the group stages so should have been kept apart.
Providing the draw stands, United will take on Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool play Salzburg, Chelsea face Ligue 1 champions Lille, while Manchester City are set to play reigning Europa League winners Villarreal.
United taking on PSG would see Mauricio Pochettino head to Old Trafford for the return leg in March. The PSG boss was identified as United’s No 1 managerial target this summer after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked and before Ralf Rangnick took charge on an interim basis.
The meeting would also pit Cristiano Ronaldo against Lionel Messi at the last-16 stage, their first potential showdown since Barcelona played Juventus in the group stages last year.
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