Champions League draw: Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus drawn against Man Utd

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The 31-year-old was reportedly a candidate for the manager's jobs at Arsenal and Real Madrid over the summer, and is a "very good friend" of City boss Guardiola, said Begiristain.

"Football is played on the field and that's where Cristiano won", Mendes told Record.

Aside from Ronaldo and Juventus providing a hard challenge, United should face easier rides against Valencia and Young Boys.

Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta backed up Mendes' criticism, expressing the Italian side's disappointment.

Group G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen.

Three more former European champions Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax are together with underdog AEK Athens in Group E.

They were drawn in Group C for this year's group stage of the tournament, alongside PSG, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.

Instead, it was another Madrid hero, Luka Modric, who was named top performer overall, as chosen by 60 coaches from the Champions and Europa League competitions and 55 journalists from across Europe.

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca has admitted neither his side, Lyon or Hoffenheim, have much chance of winning Group F in this year's Champions League ahead of Manchester City.

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge.

Inter are returning to the competition for the first time in seven seasons.

Thursday night was a big one for European football, with the Champions League draw for the 2018/19 campaign taking place in Monaco.

"They're on a different level - you can maybe be up there with them one year, but not the next".

Teams from the same country could not be drawn together Thursday, and teams from Ukraine and Russian Federation were also kept apart due to ongoing political tensions. All 32 teams get a basic $17.8 million participation fee. "The important thing is Real Madrid".

Tottenham have a tough task to make it through to the last 16 of the Champions League as they were drawn in Group B with Barcelona. More fees are earned for reaching each subsequent round.

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