Manchester United pitted with PSG after error-strewn Champions League draw

United drifted in in the betting after being paired with Lionel's Messi's side but UEFA have now ordered a redraw.

The Champions League knockout stages are set to be redrawn after an error-strewn draw in Nyon.

Manchester United were originally drawn out to face Villarreal in the round of 16. However, they had been incorrectly added to the pot - sides that met in the group stages were unable to meet up again in the last 16.

While the error was spotted and Manchester City were then drawn out to face Villarreal, United appeared not to be returned to the pot for the subsequent draw against Atletico Madrid.

It left Bayern to face the Spanish champions, with United eventually pitted against Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

The error was picked up by many watching the draw live and social media was quickly aflame with accusations of bias and a conspiracy against United.

The prospect of facing Lionel Messi and PSG had seen United eased from 14/1 to 20s in the betting.

There had been better news for United's Premier League rivals who were initially handed much easier assignments for when the competition resumed in February.

As well as City heading to Villarreal, Liverpool were due to face RB Salzburg, while Chelsea were pitted against Lille.

All three saw their odds trimmed, with favourites City into 11/4 from 4/1, Liverpool 4/1 from 5s and reigning champions Chelsea into 7/1 having started the day at 9/1.

The market has currently been suspended in light of the redraw which will take place at 14.00 GMT.

The other fixtures in the original draw saw Benfica take on Real MadridInter Milan come up against Ajax and Sporting Lisbon play Juventus.

The first leg ties will take place on the weeks of February 15 and 16, and 22 and 23, with the return legs following on March 8 and 9, and 15 and 16.

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